suckering


suckering
Vegetative formation of a new stem and root system from an adventitious bud of a stem or root, either naturally or by human action.

Such asexual reproduction is based on the ability of plants to regenerate tissues and parts. Examples of plants that spread by suckers include red raspberry, forsythia, and lilac. Suckering allows horticulturists and agriculturists to reproduce a desired plant over and over without significant variation.

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  • Sucker — Suck er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckering}.] 1. To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize. [1913 Webster] 2. To cheat or deceive (a gullible person); to make a sucker of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suckered — Sucker Suck er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckering}.] 1. To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize. [1913 Webster] 2. To cheat or deceive (a gullible person); to make a sucker of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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