serpentine layerage

noun

Definition of serpentine layerage

: a method of layering which is used chiefly with woody vines and in which the stem to be propagated is laid on the ground and covered with earth at intervals to induce rooting of the buried sections which are later separated to form new plants

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“Serpentine layerage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serpentine%20layerage. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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