ratoon

  • 1 ratoon — [ra to͞on′] n. [Sp retoño < retoñar, to sprout again < re (< L re ), again + otoñar, to grow in autumn < L autumnare < autumnus,AUTUMN] a shoot growing from the root of a plant (esp. the sugar cane) that has been cut down vi. to… …

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  • 2 Ratoon — Ra*toon (r[.a]*t[=oo]n ), n. 1. Same as {Rattoon}, n. [1913 Webster] 2. A rattan cane. [Obs.] Pepys. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Ratoon — Ra*toon , v. i. Same as {Rattoon}, v. i. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 ratoon — 1. noun A shoot sprouting from the root of a cropped plant, especially sugar cane. Their field tasks were somewhat easier than those of the great gang: cleaning and banking young canes, turning over trash or ratoon pieces (canes sprouting from… …

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  • 5 ratoon — n. shoot that sprouts from the base of a crop plant (such as pineapple, sugarcane or bananas) after the preceding growth has been cut back; crop produced on such ratoon …

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  • 6 ratoon — I. noun Etymology: Spanish retoño, from retoñar to sprout, from re (from Latin) + otoñar to grow in autumn, from otoño autumn, from Latin autumnus Date: 1631 1. a shoot of a perennial plant (as sugarcane) 2. a crop (as of bananas) produced on… …

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  • 7 ratoon — ratooner, n. /ra toohn /, n. 1. a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, esp. a sugarcane, after it has been cropped. v.i., v.t. 2. to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons. Also, rattoon. [1625 35; < Sp retoño sprout, deriv. of retoñar to… …

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  • 8 ratoon — [rə tu:n] noun a new shoot springing from the base of a crop plant, especially sugar cane, after cropping. verb produce or cause to produce ratoons. Origin C17: from Sp. retoño a sprout …

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  • 9 ratoon — ra·toon …

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  • 10 ratoon — ra•toon [[t]ræˈtun[/t]] n. 1) bot a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, esp. a sugarcane, after it has been cropped 2) bot to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons • Etymology: 1625–35; < Sp retoño sprout, der. of retoñar to sprout… …

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  • 11 ratoon — /rəˈtun/ (say ruh toohn) noun 1. a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant (especially a sugar cane) after it has been cropped. –verb (i) 2. to put forth ratoons. –verb (t) 3. to cause to put forth ratoons. Also, rattoon. {Spanish retoño, from… …

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  • 12 ratoon — n. & v. n. a new shoot springing from a root of sugar cane etc. after cropping. v.intr. send up ratoons. Etymology: Sp. retontildeo sprout …

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  • 13 ratoon crop — noun see ratoon I, 2 …

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  • 14 Ratoon crop —   A crop cultivated from the shoots of a perennial plant.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …

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  • 16 History of the Caribbean — The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers since the fifteenth century. In the twentieth century the Caribbean was again important during World War II, in the… …

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  • 17 Ratooning — is a method sometimes used in sugarcane propagation. This means leaving the lower parts of the cane along with the root uncut at the time of harvesting to give the Ratoon or the stubble crop . This proves beneficial as it provides an early,… …

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  • 18 List of Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a competition held annually in Washington, D.C. in the United States at the Gaylord National Resort Convention Center over a two day period at the end of May or beginning of June. The spelling bee competiti… …

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  • 19 sugarcane — /shoog euhr kayn /, n. a tall grass, Saccharum officinarum, of tropical and warm regions, having a stout, jointed stalk, and constituting the chief source of sugar. Also, sugarcane. [1560 70; SUGAR + CANE] * * * Giant, thick, perennial grass… …

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  • 20 rat|toon — «ra TOON», noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb. = ratoon. (Cf. ↑ratoon) …

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