Abnodate \Ab"no*date\, v. t. [L. abnodatus, p. p. of abnodare; ab + nodus knot.] To clear (tress) from knots. [R.] --Blount. [1913 Webster]

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  • abnodate — † ˈabnodate, v. Obs. 0 [f. L. abnōdāt ppl. stem of abnōdā re ‘to clear trees of knots’; f. ab off + (g)nōd us knot.] ‘To prune trees, etc.’ Bailey 1721, whence in Ash, and mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

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