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rootstock

[root-stok, roo t-] /ˈrutˌstɒk, ˈrʊt-/
noun
1.
Horticulture. a root and its associated growth buds, used as a stock in plant propagation.
2.
Botany. a rhizome.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; root1 + stock
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British Dictionary definitions for root stock

rootstock

/ˈruːtˌstɒk/
noun
1.
another name for rhizome
2.
another name for stock (sense 7)
3.
(biology) a basic structure from which offshoots have developed
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root stock in Science
rootstock
  (rt'stŏk', rt'-)   
See rhizome.
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