Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A slip; a cutting; a scion.

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

  • noun rare A slip from a plant; a scion; a cutting.

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  • noun A slip from a plant; a scion; a cutting.

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Examples

  • Pliny and others speak of a rose that had three score leaves growing upon one button: but if I should tell of one which bare a triple number unto that proportion, I know I shall not be believed, and no great matter though I were not; howbeit such a one was to be seen in Antwerp, 1585, as I have heard, and I know who might have had a slip or stallon thereof, if he would have ventured ten pounds upon the growth of the same, which should have been but a tickle hazard, and therefore better undone, as I did always imagine.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • Pliny and others speak of a rose that had three score leaves growing upon one button: but if I should tell of one which bare a triple number unto that proportion, I know I shall not be believed, and no great matter though I were not; howbeit such a one was to be seen in Antwerp, 1585, as I have heard, and I know who might have had a slip or stallon thereof, if he would have ventured ten pounds upon the growth of the same, which should have been but a tickle hazard, and therefore better undone, as I did always imagine.

    Of Gardens and Orchards. Chapter III. [1587, Book II., Chapter 20

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