Definition of Rattoon

1. n. One of the stems or shoots of sugar cane of the second year's growth from the root, or later. See Plant-cane.



2. v. i. To sprout or spring up from the root, as sugar cane from the root of the previous year's planting.

Definition of Rattoon

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of ratoon) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rattoon

1. to ratoon [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: ratoon

Medical Definition of Rattoon

1. To sprout or spring up from the root, as sugar cane of the previous year's planting. Origin: Cf. Sp. Retonar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattoon

rattlewings
rattlewort
rattlier
rattliest
rattlin
rattline
rattlines
rattling
rattling(a)
rattlingly
rattlings
rattlins
rattly
ratton
rattons
rattoon (current term)
rattooned
rattooning
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rattrap
rattraps
ratty
ratu
ratus
raubasine
raucid
raucities
raucity
raucle
raucler

Literary usage of Rattoon

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1. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke, John Smith (1867)
"Mr. Hawley did give me a little black rattoon,1 painted and gill;, This day the Duke of Gloucester died of the smallpox, by the great negligence of the ..."

2. Philippine Tariff: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of by Sereno Elisha Payne, William Howard Taft, United States War Dept (1906)
"Do you know of any sugar planter in Negros that gets a rattoon crop for the ... I have gotten a rattoon crop the third year by the use of fertilizers and by ..."

3. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The first crop from seed planting is called the plant crop, and subsequent crops obtained without replanting are called rattoon crops. ..."

4. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The first crop from seed planting is called the plant crop, and subsequent crops obtained without replanting are called rattoon crops. ..."

5. Hawaii Past and Present by William Richards Castle (1917)
"The first crop is ready for the mill in about eighteen months; it is followed by a rattoon crop in fourteen months, and by another ..."

6. Report by Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (1889)
"As the insect lives only on cotton, if we can destroy all rattoon cotton throughout the ... The destruction of rattoon cotton, even in a limited district, ..."

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