Kniffin system

noun

Knif·​fin system
ˈnifə̇n-
: a system or method of training grapevines whereby a trunk is carried to the upper of two braced supporting wires along which the annually renewed fruiting canes are tied and from which the bearing branches are allowed to hang down

Word History

Etymology

after William Kniffin, 19th century American horticulturist

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“Kniffin system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kniffin%20system. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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