Definition of Dutch hoe in English:

Dutch hoe

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  • A hoe used with a pushing action just under the surface of the soil.
    More example sentences
    • A Dutch hoe glides through flowerbeds, uprooting any weeds that have crept in to your planting schemes.
    • The Dutch hoe, with a blade shaped somewhat like a stirrup, removes weeds without interrupting the surrounding soil, chopping the unwanted plants cleanly at their base, thus discouraging continued growth.
    • Later on, a Dutch hoe, hand trowel and watering can will be useful.

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