Definition of Shoots

1. Noun. (plural of shoot) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of shoot) ¹

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Definition of Shoots

1. shoot [v] - See also: shoot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoots

shooting sprees
shooting star
shooting stars
shooting stick
shooting sticks
shooting through
shoots (current term)
shoots one's load
shoots through
shop around
shop at
shop bell
shop boy
shop clerk

Literary usage of Shoots

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The maiden tree is headed down, and two shoots led away right and left. ... The tree will thus consist of six shoots, probably 3 ft. to 4 ft. long, ..."

2. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1904)
"Coexistence of long and dwarf-shoots—Spurs of the Pines—Variations in development—Beech—Effects on the branching—Trees with marked development of ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"When properly prepared its blanched shoots are delicious; they have their ... Possibly more labor is required to blanch the shoots of the udo than those of ..."

4. The Genesee Farmer (1849)
"That is, the buds on last year's shoots will next spring produce the shoots that will bear ... shoots from the older parts of the tree do not bear fruit, ..."

5. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"CHAPTER XIII ORE-shoots' Form of Primary Ore-shoots. ... In deposits of sedimentary origin the ore-shoots have, of course, the general tabular form, ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"If officer, having ordered escaped prisoner to throw up his hands, shoots and kills him without giving him opportunity to obey order, there is nothing to ..."

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