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dehorn

[dee-hawrn] /diˈhɔrn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove the horns of (cattle).
2.
to prevent the formation or growth of horns in (cattle), as by cauterization.
3.
Horticulture. to prune (a tree, shrub, etc.) by shortening major branches to an extreme degree.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; de- + horn
Related forms
dehorner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de horn

dehorn

/diːˈhɔːn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to remove or prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle, sheep, or goats)
2.
to cut back (the larger limbs of a tree) drastically
Derived Forms
dehorner, noun
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