Etymology
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cultivar (n.)

"a variety produced in cultivation," 1923, a contraction of cultivated variety; coined by U.S. horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) in "Gentes Herbarum."

updated on June 01, 2018

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Definitions of cultivar from WordNet

cultivar (n.)
a variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation;
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