Noun Ablaqueation Definition and Examples


Noun:

Ablaqueation

Pronunciation:

/aˌblakwɪˈeɪʃn/

Definition:
1.

noun

The loosening or removal of the soil round the roots of a tree or vine; the exposure of a plant's roots.
    ((n.) The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water.)


    Origin:
    Late Middle English; earliest use found in Palladius' De Re Rustica. From classical Latin ablaqueātiōn-, ablaqueātiō act or process of loosening the soil at the roots of a tree from ablaqueāt-, past participial stem of ablaqueāre + -iō.

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