What is Cutting ?
Cutting is (noun) 1. a small piece of paper cut out of a newspaper a file of press cuttings a collection of references to a person or thing cut out of newspapers or magazines She has a file of press cuttings about her son. 2. a little piece of a plant which will take root if stuck in the ground The cuttings I took from your lavender plant are all growing well.(adj) a cutting remark a sharply critical remark
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level