rootstock

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noun root·stock \ˈrüt-ˌstäk, ˈru̇t-\

Definition of rootstock

  1. 1 :  a rhizomatous underground part of a plant

  2. 2 :  a stock for grafting consisting of a root or a piece of root; broadly :  stock 3b

1832

First Known Use of rootstock

1832


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