Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A laying bare of the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water.
- From Latin ablaqueātiō ("the process or act of digging or loosening the soil around the roots of a tree"), from ablaqueō ("disentangle"), from ab ("from, away from") + laqueō ("entangle, ensnare"). (Wiktionary)
“But though they require this refreshing at first, yet do they perfectly abhor all stercoration; nor will they much endure to have the earth open’d about their roots for ablaqueation, or be disturb’d: This is also to be understood of cypress.”
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