What is cultivation?

  • (noun): (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops.
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Some articles on cultivation:

Wiliwili
... Wiliwili is occasionally seen in cultivation in Hawaiʻi ... other species of Erythrina were under general cultivation in the Hawaiian Islands, but have been mostly extirpated by the alien gall wasp (see Threats, below) ... Trees in cultivation may retain much of their foliage through blooming time ...

More definitions of "cultivation":

  • (noun): Socialization through training and education.

Famous quotes containing the word cultivation:

    Those who are esteemed umpires of taste, are often persons who have acquired some knowledge of admired pictures or sculptures, and have an inclination for whatever is elegant; but if you inquire whether they are beautiful souls, and whether their own acts are like fair pictures, you learn that they are selfish and sensual. Their cultivation is local, as if you should rub a log of dry wood in one spot to produce fire, all the rest remaining cold.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    If the minds of women were enlightened and improved, the domestic circle would be more frequently refreshed by intelligent conversation, a means of edification now deplorably neglected, for want of that cultivation which these intellectual advantages would confer.
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873)