noun, verb (used with or without object)
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 variant spelling of ratoon
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
[rat-trap] /ˈrætˌtræp/ noun 1. a device for catching rats. 2. a run-down, filthy, or dilapidated place. 3. a difficult, involved, or entangling situation.
[rat-trap] /ˈrætˌtræp/ noun 1. a device for catching rats. 2. a run-down, filthy, or dilapidated place. 3. a difficult, involved, or entangling situation. noun 1. a device for catching rats 2. (informal) a type of bicycle pedal having serrated steel foot pads and a toe clip n. late 15c., from rat (n.) + trap (n.).
- Rat-trap cheese
noun cheddar cheese ; also called rat cheese Examples Rat-trap cheese is cheddar with an especially strong odor. Word Origin by 1910
/ˌrætuːˈʃɪnskaɪjɑː/ noun 1. Irina (ɪˈriːnə). born 1954, Russian poet and writer: imprisoned (1983–86) in a Soviet labour camp on charges of subversion. Her publications include Poems (1984), Grey is the Colour of Hope (1988), and The Odessans (1992)