graft

[ graft, grahft ]SEE DEFINITION OF graft

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRAFT

We've built a nation of high finance—and graft—and a rising angry mob.

Graft from the full of the Moone, vntill the end of the old.

But commonly, graft at that time of the Winter, when sap beginneth to arise.

In a cold Countrey graft later, and in a warme Countrey earlier.

If you will haue it to be excellent, graft it afterward vpon an Almond tree.

The graft is tied with raffia, after which it is all but covered with a mound of soil.

Wherever there is any danger of the graft moving, however, it should be tied.

As a stock upon which to graft other vines, this species has not been a success.

With these selected Vulpinas, the graft does not outgrow the stock.

Seems to me that Italy has all the cards when it comes to graft.

WORD ORIGIN

"shoot inserted into another plant," late 15c. alteration of Middle English graff (late 14c.), from Old French graife "grafting knife, carving tool, stylus," from Latin graphium "stylus," from Greek grapheion "stylus," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). So called probably on resemblance of a stylus to the pencil-shaped shoots used in grafting. The terminal -t- in the English word is not explained. Surgical sense is from 1871.

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