Rootstock



noun
1.
Horticulture. a root and its associated growth buds, used as a stock in plant propagation.
2.
Botany. a rhizome.
noun
1.
another name for rhizome
2.
another name for stock (sense 7)
3.
(biology) a basic structure from which offshoots have developed
rootstock
(rt’stŏk’, rt’-)
See rhizome.

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