n. shoot that sprouts from the base of a crop plant (such as pineapple, sugarcane or bananas) after the preceding growth has been cut back; crop produced on such ratoon

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  • ratoon — I. noun Etymology: Spanish retoño, from retoñar to sprout, from re (from Latin) + otoñar to grow in autumn, from otoño autumn, from Latin autumnus Date: 1631 1. a shoot of a perennial plant (as sugarcane) 2. a crop (as of bananas) produced on… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ratoon — /rəˈtun/ (say ruh toohn) noun 1. a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant (especially a sugar cane) after it has been cropped. –verb (i) 2. to put forth ratoons. –verb (t) 3. to cause to put forth ratoons. Also, rattoon. {Spanish retoño, from… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • horticulture — horticultural, adj. horticulturist, n. /hawr ti kul cheuhr/, n. 1. the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants. 2. the science and art of cultivating such plants. [1670… …   Universalium

  • ratoon — ratooner, n. /ra toohn /, n. 1. a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, esp. a sugarcane, after it has been cropped. v.i., v.t. 2. to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons. Also, rattoon. [1625 35; < Sp retoño sprout, deriv. of retoñar to… …   Universalium

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  • ratoon — [rə tu:n] noun a new shoot springing from the base of a crop plant, especially sugar cane, after cropping. verb produce or cause to produce ratoons. Origin C17: from Sp. retoño a sprout …   English new terms dictionary

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