1660s, noun of activity (in Latin type) from cultivate. Because the name of an agricultural tool, from 1759.
some body worried about the technology or art or company of cultivating the soil
- a farm apply always break up the top of soil (for aeration and weed control and preservation of dampness)
- One who cultivates; as, a cultivator associated with soil; a cultivator of literary works.
- An agricultural apply used in the tillage of growing plants, to loosen the surface of the earth and destroy the weeds; esp., a triangular frame set with tiny stocks, attracted by a horse by manages.
The rich alluvial deposits of the Nile which respond so readily to the efforts of the cultivator ensured the wealth of the country.