variants: or less commonly dewrot \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \
dewretted; dewretted; dewretting; dewrets

Definition of dewret

: to ret (flax or hemp) by exposure to rain, dew, and sun

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History and Etymology for dewret

dewret from dew entry 1 + ret (to soak); dewrot by folk etymology (influence of rot, verb) from dewret

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“Dewret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dewret. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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