drip irrigation


a system of crop irrigation involving the controlled delivery of water directly to individual plants through a network of tubes or pipes.

Nearby words

  1. drip,
  2. drip cap,
  3. drip coffee,
  4. drip feed,
  5. drip grind,
  6. drip painting,
  7. drip-dry,
  8. drip-feed,
  9. dripless,
  10. drippage

Origin of drip irrigation

First recorded in 1970–75

Also called trickle irrigation.

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