air layering


noun Horticulture.

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.

Nearby words

  1. air jacket,
  2. air kiss,
  3. air lance,
  4. air lane,
  5. air layer,
  6. air letter,
  7. air lock,
  8. air log,
  9. air mail,
  10. air map

Origin of air layering

First recorded in 1895–1900; air layer + -ing1

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