[ra-toon] /ræˈtun/

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


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