- 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
Example sentences from the Web for layer
The ultimate onesieInner layers are the most important part of a cold-resistant outfit.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
To understand how Trust Exercise does this work — and how the ending fits into it — let’s go through the whole book, layer by layer and part by part.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
The fact that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors, the teams with the top two picks, are hoping to leap up the standings next season only adds another layer of complexity to the draft order.On quiet night for NBA draft lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No. 1 to Timberwolves|Ben Golliver, Des Bieler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
More massive boats require stronger shaking to resist being knocked down to the bottom of the container or up to the top of the liquid layer.Readers ask about buoyancy, Stonehenge sounds and more|Science News Staff|November 15, 2020|Science News
It is important to note that while the granularity of the process, as well as the layers of security, form an effective shield of fraud protection, actual issues with mail-in ballots are vanishingly rare.A Pennsylvania poll worker explains the painstaking process of counting votes|Kyle Brashear|November 12, 2020|Vox
Veselka layered its latke with pork goulash, and Toloache added beef short rib chorizo.
Death masks are made from a cast of layered plaster strips laid on the face soon after death.The Ukrainian Face Collector Launches an Exhibition in Kiev|Nina Strochlic|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set on a mountaintop, the complex is layered, with platforms, walls, and other areas where people line up to watch those entering.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moist rectangle of cooked meat and molten blob of cheese are then layered in a hard roll.
The supporting characters, meanwhile, are equally as layered and enthralling.
In ordering these, I mentioned the fact that I expected to get layered plants or grafted ones.Growing Nuts in the North|Carl Weschcke
Layered behind them were scientists representing the cream of Hockley's organization.The Unlearned|Raymond F. Jones
If rapid multiplication is desired, the soft and growing shoots may be layered during the summer.The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
The house was hot, the trees held lax droop of layered leaves.Under the Law|Edwina Stanton Babcock
The beds need edging, and the carnations ought to be layered.'Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
British Dictionary definitions for layer
- a shoot or branch rooted during layering
- a plant produced as a result of layering