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1graft

noun \ˈgraft\

Definition of GRAFT

1
a :  a grafted plant
b :  scion 1
c :  the point of insertion of a scion upon a stock
2
a :  the act of grafting
b :  something grafted; specifically :  living tissue used in grafting

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Origin of GRAFT

Middle English graffe, grafte, from Anglo-French greffe, graife stylus, graph, from Medieval Latin graphium, from Latin, stylus, from Greek grapheion, from graphein to write — more at carve
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with GRAFT

2graft

verb

Definition of GRAFT

transitive verb
1
a :  to cause (a scion) to unite with a stock; also :  to unite (plants or scion and stock) to form a graft
b :  to propagate (a plant) by grafting
2
a :  to join or unite as if by grafting
b :  to attach (a chemical unit) to a main molecular chain
3
:  to implant (living tissue) surgically
intransitive verb
1
:  to become grafted
2
:  to perform grafting
graft·er noun

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First Known Use of GRAFT

14th century

3graft

noun

Definition of GRAFT

chiefly British
:  work, labor

Origin of GRAFT

English dialect graft, verb, to work
First Known Use: 1853

4graft

verb

Definition of GRAFT

transitive verb
:  to get (illicit gain) by graft
intransitive verb
:  to practice graft

Origin of GRAFT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1859

5graft

noun

Definition of GRAFT

:  the acquisition of gain (as money) in dishonest or questionable ways; also :  illegal or unfair gain

First Known Use of GRAFT

1865
May 29, 2015
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