Definition of cull noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kʌl//
; NAmE NAmE//kʌl//
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the act of killing some animals (usually the weakest ones) of a group in order to prevent the group from getting too large the annual seal cull Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French coillier, based on Latin colligere, from col- ‘together’ + legere ‘choose or collect’.
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