In the province of Ch-kiang, where I am now writing, decortication is effected in the field.
Since the plant is grown on rocky lands, the leaves may be cut and conveyed to the decortication plant at any season of the year.
decortication by steam having been effected, the work of M. Favier ceases, and the process is carried forward by M. Fremy.
decortication de·cor·ti·ca·tion (dē-kôr'tĭ-kā'shən)
The removal of the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of an organ or a structure.