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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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. "I shall obtain the hundred thousand guilders offered by the Society.
I kept several of them alive for some time: their tails are very singular organs, for they act, by a well-fitted contrivance, as suckers or organs of attachment, and likewise as reservoirs for saliva, or some such fluid.
Table 1--Six razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) detected in Lake Powell, Utah, were subsequently recaptured in the San Juan River after the waterfall separating the river from the lake was temporarily inundated.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon will use four super sucker machines to clean dust from roads and has signed a contract with a Delhi- based company for the same.
Lilacs sometimes sucker and you're as well to remove suckering growth - pulling it away rather than chopping it off.
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Chief Jim Badger of the Sucker Creek First Nation said the nation just wants equality.
Plant evergreen trees and shrubs | Put up windbreaks to protect new trees and shrubs | Trim grey-leaved shrubs to keep them bushy | Stake tall perennials | Deadhead daffodils and primroses | Sow globe artichokes, which can be planted out on light or loamy soil in full sun | Tomato plants started in January should be ready to move into their final pots or be planted directly into a glasshouse border | Continue to lift and divide clumps of congested perennials and grasses | Cut back lavatera hard, as new shoots will soon appear | Tear off rose sucker shoots growing from below the point where the variety is grafted on to the rootstock, where you see a lumpy bit on the main stem
The Blue Sucker, Cycleptus elongatus (Lesueur) is a long, compressed and streamlined catostomid that occurs in the Mississippi River basin from Pennsylvania to central Montana and south to Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico (Page & Burr 2011).