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cultrate

[ kuhl-treyt ]

adjective

  1. sharp-edged and pointed, as a leaf.


cultrate

/ ˈkʌltreɪt /

adjective

  1. shaped like a knife blade

    cultrate leaves



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Other Words From

  • sub·cul·trate adjective
  • sub·cul·trat·ed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cultrate1

1855–60; < Latin cultrātus knife-shaped, equivalent to cultr- (stem of culter ) knife + -ātus -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cultrate1

C19: from Latin cultrātus, from culter knife
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Example Sentences

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

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

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