stumpsucker

[stuhmp-suhk-er]

noun

windsucker; cribber.
a shoot developing from a tree stump.

Nearby words

  1. stump up,
  2. stump-jump plough,
  3. stumpage,
  4. stumper,
  5. stumpknocker,
  6. stumpwork,
  7. stumpy,
  8. stun,
  9. stun grenade,
  10. stun gun

Origin of stumpsucker

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; stump + sucker

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