Definition of rootstock in English:


Syllabification: root·stock
Pronunciation: /ˈro͞otˌstäk, ˈro͝ot-


  • 1A rhizome.
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    • Conventional tillage is effective for reducing populations of many biennial and perennial weeds that may arise from rhizomes or rootstocks.
    • In addition, weeds left uncontrolled may harbor insects and diseases and produce seed or rootstocks which infest the field and affect future crops.
    • It propagates itself by seeding and by creeping rootstock, so keep an eye on it and limit its growth.
  • 1.1A plant onto which another variety is grafted.
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    • When we were first setting out, we grew our own rootstock and grafted the cultivars ourselves.
    • The 1999 season was devoted to orchestrating the necessary nursery work in California to get the varieties they had chosen grafted on to rootstocks suitable for their soils.
    • All of these qualities vary with the species of fruit tree, the variety, and rootstock.
  • 1.2A primary form or source from which offshoots have arisen: the rootstock of all post-Triassic ammonites

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