air layering

noun

Definition of air layering

: vegetative propagation of a plant (as one difficult or impossible to graft or bud) by enclosing a branch or shoot often after wounding or girdling in a moist medium (as sphagnum or soil) until roots have formed, the branch or shoot then being severed to form an independent plant — compare marcottage

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First Known Use of air layering

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air layering was in 1891

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“Air layering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20layering. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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