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sap in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsapsap1 /sæp/ noun  1 [uncountable]HBP the watery substance that carries food through a plant2 [countable] informalSTUPID/NOT INTELLIGENT a stupid person who is easy to deceive or treat badly
Examples from the Corpus
sapFreezing is further inhibited when the cell sap is divided into several vacuoles rather than a single large one.There are distinct forms, each with its own beautiful shade of brilliant emerald, sap, and yellowish green.The country was young, like the century, and full of sap.He is hardly a sentimental sap who is prone to vicarious patriotism.In winter it grew dark and fed on the sap in trees, or the blood of animals.By this stage the sap in the vine will have withdrawn into the roots.Prune all the stems back to within about 4in of the ground in mid to late March when the sap is rising.