steckling

noun

steck·​ling
ˈstekliŋ,
-lēŋ
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

Etymology

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 Jun. 2024.

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