[kuhl-treyt or kuhl-trey-tid]
- sharp-edged and pointed, as a leaf.
Origin of cultrate
1855–60; < Latin cultrātus knife-shaped, equivalent to cultr- (stem of culter) knife + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for cultrate
Historical Examples of cultrate
Beak convex, cultrate; nostrils covered by recumbent bristly feathers: 19 species.
Beak straight, cultrate, the tip a little hooked; the lower mandible with an angular prominence: 11 species.
- shaped like a knife bladecultrate leaves
Word Origin for cultrate
C19: from Latin cultrātus, from culter knife
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