- cultivable, cultivatableare both used in the meaning ‘capable of being cultivated’; the first is more comfortable and was preferred by Fowler (1926). Neither word is particularly common in everyday usage, being recorded with a combined total of less than 100 in the OEC, but within this tiny statistic cultivable leads by about six to one.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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