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One provocatively removing weeds? (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stripper

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'one' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot see how they can define each other.

'provocatively removing weeds?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'weeds?' could be 'strip' (weeds is a kind of strip) and 'strip' is found in the answer.
The remaining letters 'per' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for stripper that I've seen before include "Lap dancer", "She barely finishes", "Paint remover", "she reveals", "Teasing dancer".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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