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rootstock

[ root-stok, root- ]
/ ˈrutˌstɒk, ˈrʊt- /
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noun
Horticulture. a root and its associated growth buds, used as a stock in plant propagation.
Botany. a rhizome.
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Origin of rootstock

First recorded in 1930–35; root1 + stock
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British Dictionary definitions for rootstock

rootstock
/ (ˈruːtˌstɒk) /

noun
another name for rhizome
another name for stock (def. 7)
biology a basic structure from which offshoots have developed
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Scientific definitions for rootstock

rootstock
[ rōōtstŏk′, rut- ]

See rhizome.
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