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Graft


GR'AFT, noun [Latin scribo, the sense of which is to scrape or to dig.]

A small shoot or cion of a tree, inserted in another tree as the stock which is to support and nourish it. These unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.

GR'AFT, verb transitive To insert a cion or shoot, or a small cutting of it, into another tree.

1. To propagate by insertion or inoculation.

2. To insert in a body to which it did not originally belong. Romans 11:17.

3. To impregnate with a foreign branch.

4. To join one thing to another so as to receive support from it.

And graft my love immortal on thy fame.

GR'AFT, verb intransitive To practice the insertion of foreign cions on a stock.