Definition of side shoot in English:

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side shoot

Pronunciation: /ˈsīd ˌSHo͞ot/


A shoot growing from the side of a plant’s stem.
Example sentences
  • After they have produced fruit, cut them back to the second side shoot near the overhead support, and these will start growing again.
  • Using a sharp, clean knife or clippers, cut the tip of a side shoot that has at least three leaf joints.
  • If the plant has not been pruned for a couple of years and still looks too big after this, the flowering stems can be trimmed back to just above a side shoot.

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Syllabification: side shoot

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