root cutting

noun

1
: a piece of root used in propagating a plant (as blackberry, horseradish, or oriental poppy) compare cutting sense 1a
2
: the basal sections of jute fibers unsuitable for use in the spinning process
usually used in plural
root-cuttings are separated from the other fibers

Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of root cutting was in 1784

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“Root cutting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20cutting. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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