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ratoon

noun ra·toon \ ra-ˈtün \

Definition of ratoon

1 : a shoot of a perennial plant (such as sugarcane)
2 : a crop (as of bananas) produced on ratoons

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Origin and Etymology of ratoon

Spanish retoño, from retoñar to sprout, from re- (from Latin) + otoñar to grow in autumn, from otoño autumn, from Latin autumnus


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ratoon

verb

Definition of ratoon

ratooned; ratooning; ratoons
: to sprout or spring up from the root
: to grow or produce (a crop) from or on ratoons

First Known Use of ratoon

1732

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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