- 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.
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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How to use layer in a sentence
I just wanted to add layers to it and not create a scary villain-type character but really give him some intricacies.LaKeith Stanfield Says Portraying William O’Neil In ‘Judas’ Changed His Perception Of The FBI Informant|Brande Victorian|February 12, 2021|Essence.com
Dating of sediment layers and burned wood fragments provided an age estimate for the site.Stonehenge may have had roots in a Welsh stone circle|Bruce Bower|February 12, 2021|Science News
By watching how the vibrations' paths shift as they encounter different materials, we can get a picture of where different rock layers meet, where rock becomes molten, and more.Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean’s floor|John Timmer|February 11, 2021|Ars Technica
It’s the layer I throw on when I’m topping out on a windy ridge or skinning up the mountain.5 Pieces of Gear That Help Me Stay Active During Winter|Jakob Schiller|February 11, 2021|Outside Online
Heated vests can be a critical extra layer that keep your core warm and your muscles relaxed throughout your sweat session.Best heated vest: Beat the cold weather with the right winter gear|PopSci Commerce Team|February 9, 2021|Popular-Science
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
When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.
After maybe an hour, the firefighters had cut through the last layer of a 4- by 8-foot area.
These words take on a dark layer of irony given the charges facing her.Colombian Beauty Queen Arrested for Running Child Prostitution Ring|Jason Batansky|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With each successive layer of networks, the U.S. became more potent.
It separates into three layers upon standing—a brown deposit, a clear fluid, and a frothy layer.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The upper surfaces of the boilers were covered with a layer of ashes for the same purpose.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
By the repetition of this process, a layer of several feet in thickness, of an excellent soil, is accumulated on the surface.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
He was shot by a man of the 32d, and his body formed the lowermost layer of a causeway of corpses that soon choked the ditch.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Laura drew out the third drawerjust glancing at the top layer of papersand then the fourth and last.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for layer
- a shoot or branch rooted during layering
- a plant produced as a result of layering