plural -s
: a small late-planted plant of a biennial root crop (such as beet or carrot) that is usually dug and stored over winter and replanted the next season for seed production

Word History


German, from stecken to stick, insert (from Old High German stecchen) + -ling

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“Steckling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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