insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc, into another; to practice grafting.
small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
surgery> A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
Origin: OE. Graff, F. Greffe, originally the same word as OF. Grafe pencil, L. Graphium, Gr, fr. To write; prob. Akin to E. Carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Cf. Graphic, Grammar.
insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon. [Formerly written graff.
surgery> To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union. "And graft my love immortal on thy fame !" ( Pope)
cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc, with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
Origin: F. Greffer. See Graft.
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