sucker


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sucker

  1. an axial shoot arising from an adventitious bud of a root and appearing separate from the mother plant. Such structures are common in the family Rosaceae.
  2. a new shoot on an old stem.
  3. a modified root in a parasite enabling it to absorb nutritive materials from the host.
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The unhappy man, seized by the tentacle and fixed to the suckers, was balanced in the air at the caprice of this enormous trunk.
I shall find the black tulip," said Cornelius to himself, whilst detaching the suckers.
Snake River sucker Chasmistes muriei) and extirpations (e.
Well, that will help nourish the remaining sucker which will grow healthier and faster.
PHINEAS TAYLOR BARNUM, of circus fame, was supposed to have said: "There's a sucker born every minute.
Neotech Products is excited to announce the release of their newest product, the Curved Sucker XL Oral and Nasal Suction Device.
Lost River sucker Deltistes luxatus and short-nose sucker Chasmistes brevirostris, Banish et al.
Yank them out of the ground or scrape the soil away to expose where the sucker joins the root and cut it off with a sharp knife.
26 September 2016 - US-based design and service company Endurance Lift Solutions, LLC has agreed to purchase Texas-based maker of sucker rods and rod pumps John Crane Production Solutions, Inc.
Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) is an endemic catostomid of the Colorado River Basin.