Definition of Rootstalk

1. Noun. A horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure.

Exact synonyms: Rhizome, Rootstock
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem
Derivative terms: Rhizomatous



Definition of Rootstalk

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootstalk

rootless
rootlessly
rootlessness
rootlessnesses
rootlet
rootlet system
rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots
roots of olfactory tract
roots of trigeminal nerve
rootsier
rootsiest
rootstalk (current term)
rootstalks
rootstock
rootstocks
rootsy
rootwork
rootworm
rootworms
rooty
rootzone
rootzones
rooves
ropa vieja
ropable
ropalic

Literary usage of Rootstalk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"Since the rootstalk is usually attached to the deeper lateral roots of its host, ... No record exists of such a rootstalk for any other species. ..."

2. Phytogeography of Nebraska: I. General Survey by Roscoe Pound, Frederic Edward Clements (1900)
"... falls into three groups, of which the fmt is the most important, the others being based on slight, though constant, modifications. 12. rootstalk PLANTS. ..."

3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"This utilization of the substance of the rootstalk was not always caused by famine. A number of specimens were kept under conditions where rootstalk ..."

4. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1904)
"These I have had under examination for some time, but in the absence of the rootstalk, and other necessary data, I have not been able to satisfy myself as ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Rootstalk on Dictionary.com!Search for Rootstalk on Thesaurus.com!Search for Rootstalk on Google!Search for Rootstalk on Wikipedia!

Search