secateur

noun
sec·​a·​teur | \ˌse-kə-ˈtər, ˈse-kə-ˌtər\

Definition of secateur 

chiefly British

: pruning shears usually used in plural

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Benzakein’s popularity, and the growing obsession with picking up the spade or the secateurs, taps into what Ryhanen sees as a deep longing for a connection to the natural world. Deborah Needleman, New York Times, "What Happened to Traditional Floral Bouquets?," 20 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of secateur

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for secateur

French sécateur, from Latin secare to cut

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The first known use of secateur was in 1881

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