Ratoon meaning

ră-to͝on'
A shoot sprouting from a plant base, as in the banana, pineapple, or sugar cane.
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To produce or grow as a ratoon.
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To propagate (a crop) from ratoons.
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A shoot growing from the root of a plant (esp. the sugar cane) that has been cut down.
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To grow ratoons, or grow as a ratoon.
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A shoot sprouting from the root of a cropped plant, especially sugar cane.
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(intransitive, of a plant) To sprout ratoons.
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To cut a plant, especially sugar cane, so that it will produce ratoons.
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Origin of ratoon

  • Spanish retoño sprout from retoñar to sprout re- again (from Latin re–) otoñar to grow in autumn (from otoño autumn) (from Latin autumnus autumn)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition