enation

noun

ena·​tion i-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce enation (audio)
: an outgrowth from the surface of an organ
a plant virus causing enations on leaves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Western Oregon: Mid-summer planting of peas; use enation-virus-resistant varieties. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin enatus, past participle of enasci to rise out of, from e- + nasci to be born — more at nation

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enation was circa 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Enation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enation. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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