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water shoot

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Definition of water shoot in English:

noun

A vigorous but unproductive shoot from the trunk, main branch, or root of a tree.
Example sentences
  • In older plantations, removal of dried/dead wood, criss-cross branches and water shoots, should be done at least once in 2–3 years.
  • Vigorous water shoots should be removed or headed back in a timely manner.

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