rootstock

[ root-stok, roo t- ]
/ ˈrutˌstɒk, ˈrʊt- /

noun

Horticulture. a root and its associated growth buds, used as a stock in plant propagation.
Botany. a rhizome.

Nearby words

  1. roots,
  2. roots blower,
  3. roots music,
  4. rootserver,
  5. rootstalk,
  6. rootworm,
  7. rooty,
  8. ropable,
  9. rope,
  10. rope dancer

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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Science definitions for rootstock

rootstock

[ rōōtstŏk′, rut- ]

See rhizome.
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