Cultrate
Cultrate Cul"trate (k?l"tr?t), Cultrated Cul"tra*ted (-tr?-t?d), a. [L. cultratus knife-shaped, fromculter, cultri, knife.] (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Sharp-edged and pointed; shaped like a pruning knife, as the beak of certain birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • cultrate — [kul′trāt΄] adj. [L cultratus, knifelike < culter, a knife: see COLTER] sharp edged and pointed …   English World dictionary

  • cultrate — with a knife edge …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cultrate — adj. [L. cultratus, knife shaped] Shaped like a pruning knife; cultriform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cultrate — /kul trayt/, adj. sharp edged and pointed, as a leaf. Also, cultrated. [1855 60; < L cultratus knife shaped, equiv. to cultr (s. of culter) knife + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cultrate — cul·trate …   English syllables

  • cultrate — cul•trate [[t]ˈkʌl treɪt[/t]] also cul′trat•ed adj. sharp edged and pointed, as a leaf • Etymology: 1855–60; < L cultrātus knife shaped =cultr , s. of culter knife + ātus ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • cultrate — /ˈkʌltreɪt/ (say kultrayt) adjective sharp edged and pointed, as a leaf. Also, cultrated. {Latin cultrātus, from culter knife} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cultrate —   a. shaped like a knife blade; sharp edged …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cultrate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cultrated — Cultrate Cul trate (k?l tr?t), Cultrated Cul tra*ted ( tr? t?d), a. [L. cultratus knife shaped, fromculter, cultri, knife.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Sharp edged and pointed; shaped like a pruning knife, as the beak of certain birds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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