a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, especially a sugarcane, after it has been cropped.
verb (used with or without object)
to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons.
a new shoot that grows from near the root or crown of crop plants, esp the sugar cane, after the old growth has been cut back
to propagate or cause to propagate by such a growth
/ˈrætˌpæk/ noun 1. (derogatory, slang) those members of the press who give wide, often intrusive, coverage of the private lives of celebrities: the royal ratpack
noun, Slang. 1. a close-knit group of people with common interests who participate in various professional and recreational activities together. 2. Chiefly British. journalists or photographers as a group in relentless pursuit of celebrities. n. “juvenile gang,” 1951, from rat (n.) + pack (n.). In reference to a Hollywood circle around Frank Sinatra, from 1958. […]
noun, Informal. 1. any exhausting, unremitting, and usually competitive activity or routine, especially a pressured urban working life spent trying to get ahead with little time left for leisure, contemplation, etc. noun 1. a continual routine of hectic competitive activity: working in the City is a real rat race n. also rat race, “competitive struggle,” […]
noun 1. the practice of driving through residential side streets to avoid congested main roads