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cutting, in horticulture, part of a plant stem, leaf, or root cut off and used for producing a new plant. It is a convenient and inexpensive method of propagation, not possible for all plants but used generally for grapes; chrysanthemums; verbenas (stem cuttings); blackberries (root cuttings); African violets (leaf cuttings); and for many other plants. Cuttings, as soon as they are made, are usually placed in moist sand, frequently heated from below; if taken in the fall, as hardwood cuttings of trees or shrubs, they are kept in unheated sand over the winter and planted in the spring. The word cutting alone usually means stem cutting; slip is a common synonym. The general availability today of rooting hormones and misting devices has made possible the propagation by cuttings of many kinds of plants that had not previously responded favorably.

See G. W. Adriance and F. R. Brison, Propagation of Horticultural Plants (2d ed. 1955); H. Hartmann and D. E. Kester, Plant Propagation (5th ed. 1990).

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cut·ting / ˈkəting/ • n. 1. (often cuttings) a piece cut off from something, esp. what remains when something is being trimmed or prepared. ∎  a piece cut from a plant for propagation. ∎ Brit. a clipping from a newspaper or periodical. 2. the action of someone or something that cuts. 3. an open passage excavated through higher ground for a railroad, road, or canal. • adj. capable of cutting something: the cutting blades of the hedge trimmer. ∎ fig. (esp. of a comment) causing emotional pain; hurtful: a cutting remark. ∎ fig. (of the wind) bitterly cold. DERIVATIVES: cut·ting·ly adv.

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cutting A part of a plant, such as a bud, leaf, or a portion of a root or shoot, that, when detached from the plant and inserted in soil, can take root and give rise to a new daughter plant. Taking or striking cuttings is a horticultural method for propagating plants. See also vegetative propagation.

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Cutting

of cobblers: cobblers or shoemakers collectivelyLipton, 1970.

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