[verb uhn-der-stok; noun uhn-der-stok]
verb (used with object)
to provide an insufficient quantity, as of merchandise, supplies, or livestock.
Horticulture. (in grafting) the rooted plant that receives the scion.
Origin of understock
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You cut your scion wedge and then make your understock cut and you will seldom make a mistake after you get experience.
Broadview has often suffered winter injury at both locations, and in 1950-51 was killed to the understock at Urbana.