grafting an Apple So That It Stays an Apple If you plant an apple seed, its offspring will produce entirely random results.
I shall speak of that in my own grafting demonstration which is short.
It is a refuge for the incompetent whose one skill is in grafting.
Mr. Jones: In our experience the soaking of wood does not injure it for budding, but it does for grafting.
The oak is capable of grafting, about as easily as the chestnut.
The two genera, however, are closely related and plants belonging to them are readily united by grafting.
My man worked in the orange groves in Florida, and he knows all about grafting.
She was a child still, and needed pruning, grafting, and weeding.
It is also stated that this condition is not perpetuated by grafting.
This secondary type is generally a cheap sort, grafting on the gullible for five or ten dollars, or even as high as $100.
"shoot inserted into another plant," late 15c. alteration of Middle English graff (late 14c.), from Old French graife "grafting knife, carving tool, stylus," from Latin graphium "stylus," from Greek grapheion "stylus," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). So called probably on resemblance of a stylus to the pencil-shaped shoots used in grafting. The terminal -t- in the English word is not explained. Surgical sense is from 1871.
"corruption," 1865, perhaps 1859, American English, perhaps from graft (1) via British slang sense of "one's occupation" (1853), which seems to be from the word's original sense of "digging" (see graft (n.1)).
late 15c., from graft (n.1). Related: Grafted; grafting.
graft 1 (grāft)
v. graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts
To transplant or implant tissue surgically into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect. n.
Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.
The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.
In politics, the illegal acceptance of bribes by government officials.
the process of inoculating fruit-trees (Rom. 11:17-24). It is peculiarly appropriate to olive-trees. The union thus of branches to a stem is used to illustrate the union of true believers to the true Church.