rattoon

rattoon

[ra-toon]
noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
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ratoon or rattoon (ræˈtuːn)
 
n
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
 
vb
2.  to propagate or cause to propagate by such a growth
 
[C18: from Spanish retoño young shoot, from re- + otoñar to sprout in autumn, from otoñoautumn]
 
rattoon or rattoon
 
n
 
vb
 
[C18: from Spanish retoño young shoot, from re- + otoñar to sprout in autumn, from otoñoautumn]

rattoon (ræˈtuːn)
 
n, —vb
a variant spelling of ratoon

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