root sucker

noun

: a shoot springing from the roots of a plant (as wild plum or raspberry)

Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of root sucker was in 1781

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“Root sucker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20sucker. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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