Aberuncate Ab`e*run"cate, v. t. [L. aberuncare, for aberruncare. See {Averruncate}.] To weed out. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • Averruncate — Av er*run cate, v. t. [L. averruncare to avert; a, ab, off + verruncare to turn; formerly derived from ab and eruncare to root out. Cf. {Aberuncate}.] 1. To avert; to ward off. [Obs.] Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 2. To root up. [Obs.] Johnson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Averruncator — An averruncator is a form of long shears used in arboriculture for averruncating or pruning off the higher branches of trees, etc. The word averruncate (from Latin averruncare , to ward off, remove mischief ) glided into meaning to weed the… …   Wikipedia

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