- another name for rhizome
- another name for stock (sense 7)
- (biology) a basic structure from which offshoots have developed
Example Sentences Including 'rootstock'
(Debbie Terrett, by email) These are suckers from the rootstock on to which your rose was grafted.
The Australian (2004)
Cherries, for example, grown on a rootstock called Gisella No5, start fruiting as young trees and set good crops easily.
Sun, News of the World (2005)
For many vignerons its name, grunted in the patois of the south, would become synonymous for any American rootstock.
PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)
Grafted to rootstock , these trees will crop in four to five years.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The plant was discovered earlier this month with all its aerial shoots pulled off and some or all of the orchid?s rootstock taken.
Country Life (2004)
These days the specialist growers graft cuttings on to a rootstock.
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