Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rhizome.
  • n. A root or part of a root used as a stock for plant propagation.
  • n. A source or origin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A healthy plant that is used as the base for grafting a scion
  • n. The necessary basis for something to develop

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A perennial underground stem, producing leafly s�ems or flower stems from year to year; a rhizome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, same as rhizome.
  • n. The original ground or cause of anything; a root.
  • n. In zoology, a cormus, as of a zoöphyte; a rhizocaulus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots
  • n. a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure

Etymologies

root +‎ stock (Wiktionary)

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