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Rootstock

noun
1.
A horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure.  Synonyms: rhizome, rootstalk.
2.
Root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots.






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... nutritive value, but is especially valuable because it will grow in poor soil. It is especially suited to sandy pasture and meadow lands and is quite resistant to drought. It is a perennial grass, reproducing by a stout rootstock, which makes it somewhat difficult to eradicate when it is not desired. It is desirable to keep stock off the fields during the first year to get ...
— One Thousand Questions in California Agriculture Answered • E.J. Wickson



Words linked to "Rootstock" :   stem, stock, stalk



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