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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: A variety of plant that has been produced by selective breeding. A cultivar is developed for specific attributes and retains those attributes in further propagation.
ETYMOLOGY:A blend of cultivation + variety.
USAGE:"For many competitors, growing record-setting vegetables is more business than gardening. Seeds from a consistent winning cultivar can fetch as much as $500 each."
Joe Lamp'l; Giant Pumpkins the Result of Extreme Gardening; Scripps Howard News Service; Oct 27, 2008.
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