Deadhead

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Deadhead

An employee of a transportation company who travels for free in order to return home or arrive at his next assignment.
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Dying daffodils can be deadheaded but leave green foliage to die back completely.
TIME-SAVING TIP Use a garden vacuum to clear up after trimming and deadheading, especially on plants which can be deadheaded in one go using shears, such as lavender.
Flowers and bushes can be kept deadheaded and neat.