root-graft

root graft

noun
1.
Horticulture. the process of grafting a shoot or stem of one plant onto a section of root of another.
2.
a plant, commonly a young one, that is the result of root grafting.
3.
the natural underground growing together or joining of the roots of nearby plants.

Origin:
1815–25

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