layer
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. one that lays (as a worker who lays brick or a hen that lays eggs) 2. a. one thickness, course, or fold laid or lying over or under another b. stratum c. horizon 2 3. a. a branch or shoot of a plant that roots while still attached to the parent plant b. a plant developed by layering • layered adjective II. verb Date: 1832 transitive verb 1. to propagate (a plant) by means of layers 2. a. to place as a layer b. to place a layer on top of <
pancakes layered with butter and syrup
>
c. to form or arrange in layers intransitive verb 1. a. to separate into layers b. to form out of superimposed layers 2. of a plant to form roots where a stem comes in contact with the ground

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, , / (as of bricks) / (laid in the ground for propagation)


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