Today's Parola del Giorno is the verb, zappare, which means to hoe or to dig.
The verb zappare comes from the Italian noun la zappa, which means hoe.
See the verb used below:
Quando ero piccolo mia nonna mi raccontava sempre di un suo zio contadino al quale piaceva molto zapparela terra la mattina presto e irrigare il terreno per piantare patate, pomodori e quant’altro. Per lui era un toccasana.
When I was a boy, my grandmother always used to tell me about one of her farmer uncles who liked to hoe the ground early in the morning and water the soil to plant potatoes, tomatoes and what have you. For him it was a cure-all.