mar·cot | \ˈmärˌkät\
marcotted; marcotted; marcotting; marcots

Definition of marcot 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: to propagate (a plant) by marcottage


variants: or less commonly marcotte \" \
plural -s

Definition of marcot (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a branch of a plant prepared for marcottage

2 : a new plant produced by marcottage

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History and Etymology for marcot

Transitive verb

French marcotter, from marcotte, noun


French marcotte, from Middle French, probably irregular from Latin mergus layer of a plant, from mergere to dip, plunge

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