rootstock
noun Date: 1832 1. a rhizomatous underground part of a plant 2. a stock for grafting consisting of a root or a piece of root; broadly stock 3b

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  • Rootstock — Root stock , n. (Bot.) A perennial underground stem, producing leafly s?ems or flower stems from year to year; a rhizome. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rootstock — ► NOUN 1) a rhizome. 2) a plant on to which another variety is grafted. 3) a primary form or source from which offshoots have arisen …   English terms dictionary

  • rootstock — [ro͞ot′stäk΄, root′stäk΄] n. 1. Bot. a) RHIZOME b) a plant onto which another is grafted as a new top 2. Zool. the rootlike, attached portion of a hydroid colony …   English World dictionary

  • Rootstock — A rootstock is a plant, and sometimes just the stump, which already has an established, healthy root system, used for grafting a cutting or budding from another plant. The tree part being grafted onto the rootstock is usually called the scion.… …   Wikipedia

  • rootstock — poskiepis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Augalas, į kurį įskiepijama kito augalo šakelė arba pumpuras. atitikmenys: angl. rootstock rus. подвой …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • rootstock — /rooht stok , root /, n. 1. Hort. a root and its associated growth buds, used as a stock in plant propagation. 2. Bot. a rhizome. [1930 35; ROOT1 + STOCK] * * * …   Universalium

  • rootstock — noun a) A healthy plant that is used as the base for grafting a scion b) The necessary basis for something to develop …   Wiktionary

  • rootstock — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A point of origination: beginning, derivation, fount, fountain, fountainhead, mother, origin, parent, provenance, provenience, root1, source, spring, well1. See START …   English dictionary for students

  • rootstock — The underground part of a plant including a short portion of the stem onto which a scion can be grafted …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • rootstock — n. rhizome, underground root which produces new sprouts; piece of root used in grafting (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

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