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rootedness
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rootstock definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure [syn: rhizome, rootstock, rootstalk]
2: root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1832 1. a rhizomatous underground part of a plant 2. a stock for grafting consisting of a root or a piece of root; broadly stock 3b

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a rhizome. 2 a plant into which a graft is inserted. 3 a primary form from which offshoots have arisen.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rootstock Root"stock`, n. (Bot.) A perennial underground stem, producing leafly s?ems or flower stems from year to year; a rhizome.



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