- One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting.
- An instrument by which grafting is facilitated.
- The original tree from which a scion has been taken for grafting upon another tree.
- (slang) Someone who works in market stalls.
Variant of graft
- a shoot or bud of one plant or tree inserted or to be inserted into the stem or trunk of another, where it continues to grow, becoming a permanent part; scion
- the act or process of inserting such a bud or shoot
- the place on a plant or tree where such a bud or shoot has been inserted
- a tree or plant with such an insertion
- a joining of one thing to another as if by grafting
- the act of taking advantage of one's position, esp. a political position, to gain money, property, etc. dishonestly
- anything acquired by such illegal methods, as an illicit profit from government business
- a piece of skin, bone, or other living tissue transplanted or to be transplanted from one body, or place on a body, to another, where it grows and becomes a permanent part
- such a transplanting
Origin of graftwith unhistoric -t, for earlier graff ; from Middle English graffe ; from Old French a pencil ; from Classical Latin graphium ; from Classical Greek grapheion, stylus (see graphic): from resemblance of the scion to a pointed pencil
- to insert (a shoot or bud) as a graft
- to insert a graft of (one plant) in another
- to produce (a fruit, flower, etc.) by means of a graft
- to join or make as one
- Surgery to transplant (a graft)
- to be grafted
- to make a graft on a plant