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tr.v. culled, cull·ing, culls
1. To pick out from others; select.
2. To gather; collect.
3. To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.
[Middle English cullen, from Old French cuillir, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]
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1. (Environmental Science) the reduction of the size of an animal population
2. (Agriculture) killing
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culling[ˈkʌlɪŋ] n [animals] (= selective killing) → abattage m sélectif, élimination f sélective (= slaughter) → massacre m, abattage m
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