a person or thing that cultivates.
an implement drawn between rows of growing plants to loosen the earth and destroy weeds.

Nearby words

  1. cultivar,
  2. cultivate,
  3. cultivate one's own garden,
  4. cultivated,
  5. cultivation,
  6. cultrate,
  7. cultual,
  8. cultural,
  9. cultural anthropology,
  10. cultural appropriation

Origin of cultivator

First recorded in 1655–65; cultivate + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cultivator



a farm implement equipped with shovels, blades, etc, used to break up soil and remove weeds
a person or thing that cultivates
a person who grows, tends, or improves plants or crops
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Word Origin and History for cultivator



1660s, noun of action (in Latin form) from cultivate. As the name of an agricultural tool, from 1759.

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