The Collaborative International Dictionary
Delignate \De*lig"nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delignated; p. pr. & vb. n. Delignating.] [Pref. de- + L. lignum wood.]
To clear or strip of wood (by cutting down trees). [R.]
To strip or remove the wood from; as, to delignate ramie, in the preparation of ribbons of the fiber for further working.