root graft

noun

1
: a plant graft in which the stock is a root or piece of a root
whip grafts of apple are usually root grafts
2
: a natural anastomosis between roots of compatible plants growing near one another
oak wilt is said to be transmitted through root grafts

Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of root graft was in 1824

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“Root graft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20graft. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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