One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Graft (a plant) by connecting a growing branch without separating it from its parent stock.
- ‘Other methods of propagation which are sometimes employed are inarching and shield-budding.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is necessary to resort to inarching when the roots as well as the trunk have been girdled.’
- ‘Some times, the grafting is done by inarching, but the process is cumbersome, expensive and not very satisfactory.’
- ‘It usually requires from four to six years for layered or inarched trees to bear.’
Early 17th century (formerly also as enarch): from en-, in- ‘into’ + the verb arch.
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