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lay·er·ing(lā′ər-ĭng) also lay·er·age (-ĭj)
The process of rooting branches, twigs, or stems that are still attached to a parent plant, as by placing a specially treated part in moist soil.
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(Horticulture) horticulture layering
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lay•er•ing(ˈleɪ ər ɪŋ)
1. the wearing of lightweight or unconstructed garments one upon the other, as for style or warmth.
2. a method of propagating plants by causing their shoots to take root while still attached to the parent plant.
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