Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sharp-edged and pointed; knifelike: cultrate leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sharp-edged and pointed; shaped like a pruning knife, as the beak of certain birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sharp-edged and pointed; shaped like a pruning knife, as the beak of certain birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sharp-edged and pointed; colter-shaped, or shaped like a pruning-knife, as a body that is thick on one edge and acute on the other: as, a cultrate leaf; the beak of a bird is convex and cultrate.

Etymologies

Latin cultrātus, from culter, cultr-, knife; see skel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin cultratus ("knife-shaped"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A lot of -- especially here in southern California in Los Angeles and urban centers have difficulties where English is not their first language and there is another language other than English spoken at home and so therefore they feel more comfortable communicating in another language other than English and to be able to deal in mainstream society, I think effects, has a great effect on the quality of life and services and their general well being and sort of disagree and want to delve in deeper about the Filipino's ability to cultrate and assimilate into society.

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