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Meaning of balled-and-burlapped

balled-and-bur•lapped

Pronunciation: (bôld'n bûr'lapt), [key]
— adj. Hort.
  1. of or pertaining to a tree, shrub, or other plant prepared for transplanting by allowing the roots to remain covered by a ball of soil around which canvas or burlap is tied. Cf. bare-root.
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