Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bury a stock or branch of a vine in the ground and bring up the end at a distance from the root, to form a bearing plant for the next season. This system is extensively practised in the viticulture of several regions of France.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To lay a stock or branch of a vine in the ground for propagation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To lay a stock or branch of a vine in the ground for propagation.

Etymologies

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French provingner, from provin a set, layer of a plant, Old French provain, from Latin propago, propaginis, akin to propagare to propagate. See propagate and prune.

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