steckling

noun
steck·​ling | \ ˈstekliŋ, -lēŋ \
plural -s

Definition of steckling

: 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

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History and Etymology for steckling

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

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“Steckling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steckling. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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