Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†STONE, n.2, v.2 Also stoan, stown (Jam.). [ston]
†I. n. A stump or trunk of a tree left in the ground after felling; a cluster of new shoots or suckers springing from a (cut) tree root (Lnk. 1825 Jam.).
†II. v. 1. Of plants and trees: to throw out new growth after pruning or cutting back (Lnk. 1825 Jam.; s.Sc. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 176, stown). Cf. Stoom, v.2
Sc. 1753 Session Papers, Buchanan v. Towart (9 Aug.) 1:
The Stocks or Stones of the Trees so cut, were covered with Fog or Earth to prevent a Discovery . . . the Stone or Root of the Tree.
2. To cut away shoots and suckers from a tree, to trim, lop.
m.Sc. 1782 Caled. Mercury (7 Jan.):
The Natural Wood of Kinneill . . . To be properly cut and stoned.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Stone n.2, v.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Apr 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/stone_n2_v2>
Try an Advanced Search