Ingraft

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ingraft \In*graft"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ingrafted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ingrafting}.] [Written also engraft.]

1. To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; as, to ingraft a peach scion on a plum tree; [figuratively], to insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something.

This fellow would ingraft a foreign name Upon our stock. --Dryden.

A custom . . . ingrafted into the monarchy of Rome. --Burke.

2. To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ingraft

verb

1: cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree" [syn: {graft}, {engraft}, {ingraft}]


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