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cultivo

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cultivo(
kool
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tee
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boh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (agriculture)
a. cultivation
El cultivo de caña de azucar está temporalmente prohibido.There is a temporary ban on sugarcane cultivation.
b. growing
Nos dedicamos al cultivo de la más alta calidad de soya.We devote ourselves to growing the highest quality soybeans.
c. farming
La zona se dedica al cultivo de maíz.The area is dedicated to corn farming.
2. (harvest)
a. crop
El cultivo principal de esta área es el arroz.The main crop in this area is rice.
3. (biology)
a. culture
Hay que tomar una muestra y dejar que crezca el cultivo unos días para identificar la bacteria.We need to take a sample and let the culture grow for a few days in order to identify the bacteria.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(developement)
a. cultivation
Le debían una deuda grande a la escuela por el cultivo del talento natural de su hijo.They owed the school a great debt for the cultivation of their son's natural talent.
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cultivo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de tierra)
a. farming
2. (de plantas)
a. growing
3. (plantación)
a. crop
4. (de gérmenes)
a. culture
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cultivo
1 (acto) cultivation; growing
2 (cosecha) crop
el cultivo principal de la región the chief crop of the area; rotación de cultivos crop rotation
3 (Biología) culture
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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