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rattoon

[ra-toon] /ræˈtun/
noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.

ratoon

or rattoon

[ra-toon] /ræˈtun/
noun
1.
a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, especially a sugarcane, after it has been cropped.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
2.
to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons.
Origin of ratoon
1625-1635
1625-35; < Spanish retoño sprout, derivative of retoñar to sprout again in the fall, equivalent to re- re- + -(o)toñar, derivative of otoño autumn
Related forms
ratooner, noun
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rattoon

/ræˈtuːn/
noun, verb
1.
a variant spelling of ratoon

ratoon

/ræˈtuːn/
noun
1.
a new shoot that grows from near the root or crown of crop plants, esp the sugar cane, after the old growth has been cut back
verb
2.
to propagate or cause to propagate by such a growth
Word Origin
C18: from Spanish retoño young shoot, from re- + otoñar to sprout in autumn, from otoñoautumn
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