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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: cuillir, from Latin colligere; COLLECT1

cull

1 verb
     
cull1
1 [intransitive and transitive] to kill some animals of a group, usually the weakest ones, especially so that the size of the group does not increase too much
2 [transitive] formal to find or choose information from many different places
cull something from something
The data had been culled from a variety of sources.

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