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or cul·trat·ed

[kuhl-treyt or kuhl-trey-tid]
  1. sharp-edged and pointed, as a leaf.
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Origin of cultrate

1855–60; < Latin cultrātus knife-shaped, equivalent to cultr- (stem of culter) knife + -ātus -ate1
Related formssub·cul·trate, adjectivesub·cul·trat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cultrate

Historical Examples

  • Beak straight, cultrate, the tip a little hooked; the lower mandible with an angular prominence: 11 species.

    Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus

    William MacGillivray

  • Beak convex, cultrate; nostrils covered by recumbent bristly feathers: 19 species.

British Dictionary definitions for cultrate



  1. shaped like a knife bladecultrate leaves
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin cultrātus, from culter knife
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