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An organism, especially a cultivated plant, such as a banana, not known to have a wild or uncultivated counterpart.


(Horticulture) a species of plant that is known only as a cultivated form and did not originate from a wild type
[C20: from culti(vated) + -gen]


(ˈkʌl tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

a cultivated plant of unknown or obscure taxonomic origin.
[1920–25; culti (vated) + -gen]
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Young remarked on seeing "wild sisal"-a transplanted cultigen native to Mexico--another result of failed colonial agriculture.
South American Lupine and the Process of Decline in the World Cultigen Inventory, Journal d'Agriculture tropicale et de Botanique appliquee (Paris), 19(45), 85-92.
The social effects of such differences in labour can be seen when observing seaweed farmers who use the same artful hands and thoughtful minds to groom their children's hair at twilight that they use to clean their cultigen during the day.
Radish can now be found as a cultigen throughout the world in many different forms, from small leafy annuals to biennials with large fleshy roots.
Ina similar vein, Koba Jawa's adherence to a distinctive clan nursing recipe (Soya bean and maize) may be explained by its connection with the clan's name ('Soya vines') anda clan plant taboo, as well as the clan's singular status as the only group named after an edible cultigen.
Salvia is a cultigen, that is to say it does not seed and is cultivated through branches of an existing plant (Valdes et.
La variedad ipadu correspondia originalmente a pequenas poblaciones de un verdadero cultigen que fue reproducido principalmente mediante esquejes por los indigenas de la cuenca del rio Amazonas (Plowman, 1980b) y se ha postulado que esta variedad se origino a partir de la variedad "coca".
29) This source for Aslian words related to rice implies that it was an ancient cultigen on the peninsula, making rice's subsequent relative invisibility perplexing.
judaicum, an annual wild taxon and a member of the tertiary genepool of the cultigen (Ladizinsky and Adler, 1976).
Among my family, there is an oral tradition that the peach is an aboriginal cultigen.
Wainimala River valley gardens did not look orderly or planned to the untrained observer, but there were reasons for the placement of every patch of every cultigen.