from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An implement for extirpating weeds; a weeder or weeding-machine.
  • noun An instrument for pruning trees when their branches are beyond easy reach of the hand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A weeding machine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pruning device mounted on a pole, so as to reach high branches; a weeding machine.


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From averruncate, from Latin āverruncāre to avert, āb off + verruncāre to turn, but interpreted as being āb + ēruncāre to weed out, and spelled accordingly.


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