interlucation

noun in·ter·lu·ca·tion \ˌintə(r)lüˈkāshən also -)lyüˈ-\

Definition of interlucation

plural

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  1. :  the cutting of trees from a stand so that the remaining trees will grow rapidly

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Origin and Etymology of interlucation

Latin interlucation-, interlucatio act of pruning, act of thinning, from interlucatus (past participle of interlucare to thin, top, from inter- + -lucare —from luc-, lux light) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at light


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