From Middle Dutch poten, from Old Dutch *potōn (“to set, stick, plant, prick”), from Proto-Germanic *putōną (“to stab, stick, push”). Cognate with English pote (“to push, kick”), Middle Low German pōten (“to plant”), Old Norse pota (“to put, stick”). More at put.
- to set, plant, place a young plant or large seed individually in soil or other substrate where it can grow; sow
- to release young fish or - eggs to regulate the population for fishers' benefit
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