|v. t.||1.||To clear or strip of wood (by cutting down trees).|
[imp. & p. p. Delignated
|2.||To strip or remove the wood from; as, to delignate ramie, in the preparation of ribbons of the fiber for further working.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.