Meaning of air layering

air' lay"ering

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— Hort. Hort.
  1. a method of propagating a plant by girdling or cutting part way into a stem or branch and packing the area with a moist medium, as sphagnum moss, stimulating root formation so that the stem or branch can be removed and grown as an independent plant.
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