Weeping

(redirected from weep)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

Weeping

 

in plants, the secretion of sap from a cut in a stem or from a spot where the stem has been injured. Weeping is caused by root pressure. In herbaceous plants, weeping may occur throughout the vegetative period; in trees it occurs primarily in the spring. An increase in weeping is observed during the daylight hours. After an injury to the stem, an herbaceous plant secretes sap usually for several days, a woody plant for up to 40 days, and some tropical palms and agaves for several months. (SeeGUTTATION.)

References in periodicals archive ?
Gods are at horrors Most of all they weep for you, Emma, and Rylan because you are both too nice and too pretty to be the faces of such dross.
To reduce the risk of mold or other structural problems caused by trapped moisture, BrickVent ventilates and weeps moisture away.
What is happening with these damp-eyed fools is an outbreak of hysteria occasioned by their need to weep at their own unhappy lives.
If we're going to weep, let's weep for the families left behind.
IN a tearful goodbye to his dad, Calum Best will read Mary Fry's inspirational bereavement poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep.
Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said he would weep if a single mother sentenced to death by stoning for having a child out of wedlock was killed.
Poet Ann Weems writes, "In the godforsaken, obscene, quicksand of life, there is a deafening alleluia rising from the souls of those who weep and those who weep with those who weep.
This station tells of Jesus saying to the weeping women of Jerusalem: "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and your children" (Luke 23: 28).
In John's gospel, it is Mary Magdalene who goes to the tomb, who is willing to simply sit by the grave and weep.
Weep not for me, for this I tell you and I tell you
Proclaim how we the church can now laugh with joy even as we weep knowing that it is on behalf of these, our brothers and sisters, that God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him in the heavenly places.
He said: "I almost weep when I hear you say this puts us ahead of the game in the UK and many parts of Europe.