- 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)
Origin of layer
Related Words for layeredprotect, coat, blanket, shroud, enclose, dress, bury, stratified, plate, layer, separate, flake, face, foil, split, exfoliate, stratify, veneer, foliate, scale
Examples from the Web for layered
Contemporary Examples of layered
Veselka layered its latke with pork goulash, and Toloache added beef short rib chorizo.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
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
August 21, 2014
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
August 21, 2014
The moist rectangle of cooked meat and molten blob of cheese are then layered in a hard roll.The Real Cheeseburger Paradise
Jane & Michael Stern
June 22, 2014
The supporting characters, meanwhile, are equally as layered and enthralling.Stop Everything and Go Watch ‘Rectify'
June 19, 2014
Historical Examples of layered
In spite of the dust which layered them Drew saw they were not Union.Ride Proud, Rebel!
Andre Alice Norton
The beds need edging, and the carnations ought to be layered.'Doctor Cupid
Layered plants from green wood are sometimes grown to multiply quickly new or rare varieties.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
The layered deposits of débris at the mouth of the river make new aqueous rocks out of old.Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know
Julia Ellen Rogers
Of these three layered foundations the most ancient and deepest was the work of the clergy.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
- a shoot or branch rooted during layering
- a plant produced as a result of layering
Word Origin for layer
1832, from layer (n.). Related: Layered; layering.
late 14c., "one who or that lays" (especially stones, "a mason"), agent noun from lay (v.). Passive sense of "that which is laid over a surface" first recorded 1610s, but because earliest English use was in cookery, this is perhaps from French liue "binding," used of a thickened sauce. Layer cake attested from 1881.