Meaning of ratoon

ra•toon

Pronunciation: (ra-tn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, esp. a sugarcane, after it has been cropped.
—v.i., v.t.
  1. to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons.
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