Entry from US English dictionary
A new crop (especially of rice, bananas, or sugar cane) that grows from the stubble of the crop already harvested.
- Mweene who has been growing cotton for the past 16 years and presently burning plant relics in his cotton fields, noted that the pests on the ratoon crop develop resistance to chemicals.
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Syllabification: ra·toon crop
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