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Another word for rootstock

  1. A point of origination

      1. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
      2. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
      3. The initial portion of some extended thing.
      1. In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
      2. The form or source from which something is derived; an origin.
      3. (--- Gram.) The process of forming words from bases by the addition of affixes other than inflectional morphemes, or by internal phonetic change
      1. (Figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds
      2. A device from which poultry may drink
      3. One that initiates or dispenses; a source:
      1. A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
      2. The source or beginning of a stream
      3. A spring, especially the source of a stream.
      1. An abundant source of knowledge, etc.
      2. A spring that is the source of a stream
      3. The original or main source of anything
      1. A woman who gives birth to a child.
      2. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
      3. A stringy slime composed of yeast cells and bacteria that forms on the surface of fermenting liquids and is added to wine or cider to start the production of vinegar.
      1. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
      2. A coming into existence or use; beginning
      3. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
      1. Anything from which other things are derived; source; origin
      2. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
      3. A source or cause; an origin:
      1. The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.
      2. Origin; derivation; source
      3. The history of the ownership of an object, especially when documented or authenticated. Used of artworks, antiques, and books.
      1. Origin; derivation
      2. (Archaeology) Source; origin.
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
      3. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
      1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
      2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
      3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
      1. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
      2. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
      3. A source, beginning, or motive:
      1. A source of abundant supply; fount
      2. (--- Naut.) An enclosure in the hold of a ship for containing the pumps and protecting them from damage
      3. A compartment or recessed area in a ship, used for stowage:
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