Origin of layering
- 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 layeringprotect, coat, blanket, shroud, enclose, dress, bury, plate, layer, separate, flake, face, foil, split, exfoliate, stratify, veneer, foliate, scale, enamel
Examples from the Web for layering
Contemporary Examples of layering
Minaj further mystifies her motives by layering these terrifying, offensive visual cues with her own totally incongruous lyrics.Nicki Minaj’s ‘Only’ Lyrics Video Is Like a Loose Adaptation of ‘Mein Kampf’ ft. Drake
November 10, 2014
“I think every cyclist including me will be layering it on,” she said.Pippa Eating At McDonalds in Missouri RIGHT NOW!
June 18, 2014
Another key theme was layering—such as textured miniskirts over longer, narrow skirts—and suede or tutus over layers.Chanel, Back to the Future
July 2, 2013
The bust detail on his dresses often mimicked the layering of petals, for instance.Raf Simons Debuts at Christian Dior With Couture Collection
July 2, 2012
The final dresses, in fuchsia with embroidery, appliqué, layering and all manner of technical wizardry were a Cinderella dream.Paris Fall Fashion Week Ends With Vuitton and Kanye
March 7, 2012
Historical Examples of layering
Layering is a simple method by which plants may be multiplied.Your Plants
They can be propagated by layering, which is rather a slow method, or rapidly by seed.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
The summer is the best period for layering the young shoots.Parsons on the Rose
Samuel Browne Parsons
The drawback is that fewer plants can be obtained by layering than from cuttings with a given amount of wood.
The essentials of layering have been given, but a number of non-essentials may be helpful under some conditions.
- 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.