- a shoot or twig that is induced to root while still attached to the living stock, as by bending and covering with soil.
- a plant so propagated.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM layerlay·er·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·lay·er, nounin·ter·lay·er, verb (used with object)non·lay·ered, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for layer
Just who is crazy enough to go swimming when the pond across the street has a layer of ice across the top?Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists|James Joiner|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On the floor, the bricks are inscribed with “Merci” and “Thanks” and covered in a layer of coins.
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto also wants to layer his show with meaning—or meanings.‘True Detective’s’ Godless Universe: Is the HBO Show Anti-Christian?|Andrew Romano|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last of the rounds to strike Murphy went through a layer of the Kevlar on his vest and went into his skull and brain.15 Rounds and Still Talking: Lt. Brian Murphy’s Story of the Oak Creek Massacre|Simran Jeet Singh|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First, you need warm, humid air beneath a layer of cool, dry air.
In a casserole place a layer of sliced raw potatoes and over it sprinkle of flour.Stevenson Memorial Cook Book|Various
The thickest layer of ozokerite found is about eighteen inches, and this layer or pocket was a great curiosity.
The cells of its own generation that were crowded in the other direction made part of an annual layer of bark.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
This layer in the cork oak is thick enough to be of commercial importance.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
The layer of fibres diminishes in thickness towards the tail, and finally ceases to be visible.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
British Dictionary definitions for layer
- a shoot or branch rooted during layering
- a plant produced as a result of layering