(grapevine) cutting

Lemma

(grapevine) cutting

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

c.n.

Definizione

A stem or leaf that is cut from a grapevine plant and put in soil or water to grow into a new plant.

Nota

Cuttings may be taken from stems, leaves or roots. Herbaceous stem cuttings, sometimes called slips, are commonly used. A few plants may be propagated by cutting their long stems into segments. Others can be propagated by simple division.

Contesto

Propagating grapevine cuttings ensures that you grow the exact same cultivar from which the cuttings were taken, while grapevines grown from seed may lack certain desirable characteristics of the parent plants.

Trascrizione fonetica

/’ɡreɪpvaɪn/ /’kᴧtiŋ/

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Grapevine (n.): 1736, from grape + vine. Meaning "rumor source" is 1862, U.S. Civil War slang for "telegraph wires."

Cut (v.): late 13c., possibly Scandinavian, from North Germanic *kut- (cf. Swedish dialectal kuta "to cut," kuta "knife," Old Norse kuti "knife"), or from Old French couteau "knife." Replaced Old English ceorfan (see carve (v.)), sniþan, and scieran (see shear). Meaning "to be absent without excuse" is British university slang from 1794. To cut a pack of cards is from 1590s. Related: Cutting.

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Wed Oct 16 20:29:06 2013
Autore

Martina Podestà

Fonti

1) Longman, Dictionary of contemporary English, Essex, 2009. 09/09/2013
2) http://www.healthrecipes.com/plant_cuttings.htm 11/09/2013
3) http://homeguides.sfgate.com/propagate-grapevine-cuttings-38900.html, 09/09/2013;
4) http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=grapevine&searchmode=none,09/09/2013;
5) http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=cut&searchmode=none,09/09/2013.

Ritorna alla Barra di Navigazione