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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for rootstock

/ (ˈruːtˌstɒk) /


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

[ rōōtstŏk′, rut- ]

See rhizome.
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