root graft

noun

Definition of root graft

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

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First Known Use of root graft

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Root graft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20graft. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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