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
root + stock (Wiktionary)