n.— «“Things look terrific out there. We have some nice big fruit,” said farm owner Mary McCaffrey, who uses a growing technique called “plasticulture.” The terms applies to using plastic to assist the growth of crops and plants, such as through plastic mulch, greenhouses or row covers. It protects the crop from extreme weather and allows it to grow more quickly.» —“It’s strawberry-picking season at local farms” by Courtney Randon The Enterprise (Brockton, Massachusetts) June 5, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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