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Thursday, June 17

Cull

[kəl]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Old French, 13th century

1.

To select from a large quantity or obtain from a variety of sources.

Examples of Cull in a sentence

"The reading list was culled from all the books published in the last five years."

"Some believe that culling certain species can prevent animal overpopulation."

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About Cull

This word is rooted in the Old French “coillier,” which is based on the Latin “colligere.”

Did you Know?

“Cull” is almost always used as a verb. But it can also be a noun that refers to selectively reducing a surplus of livestock or an overpopulation of wild animals.

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