Definition of inarch in English:

inarch

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Horticulture
  • Graft (a plant) by connecting a growing branch without separating it from its parent stock.

    • ‘It is necessary to resort to inarching when the roots as well as the trunk have been girdled.’
    • ‘It usually requires from four to six years for layered or inarched trees to bear.’
    • ‘Other methods of propagation which are sometimes employed are inarching and shield-budding.’
    • ‘Some times, the grafting is done by inarching, but the process is cumbersome, expensive and not very satisfactory.’
    • ‘The method of inarching or approach grafting is quite cumbersome and time consuming, but it is still the leading method for commercial propagation of mango plants.’

Origin

Early 17th century (formerly also as enarch): from en-, in- ‘into’ + the verb arch.

Pronunciation

inarch

/inˈärCH/