Definition of budwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbədwo͝od/


Short lengths of young branches with buds prepared for grafting onto the rootstock of another plant.
Example sentences
  • The farms had received budwood from a nursery in the quarantine area in central Queensland.
  • The team made budwood - for grafting - available to breeders and nurseries for the first time last year.
  • Cuttings for budwood are taken when the vines are dormant and no leaves are present to show symptoms, making it impossible to distinguish healthy from infected plants.

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Syllabification: bud·wood

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