Grafter Graft"er, n. 1. One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument by which grafting is facilitated. [1913 Webster]

3. The original tree from which a scion has been taken for grafting upon another tree. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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