(Science: botany) cleft grafting, a method of grafting by cutting the ends of the scion and stock completely across and obliquely, in such a manner that the sections are of the same shape, then lapping the ends so that the one cut surface exactly fits the other, and securing them by tying or otherwise. Whip grafting, tongue grafting, the same as splice grafting, except that a cleft or slit is made in the end of both scion and stock, in the direction of the grain and in the middle of the sloping surface, forming a kind of tongue, so that when put together, the tongue of each is inserted in the slit of the other. Grafting scissors, a surgeons scissors, used in rhinoplastic operations, etc. Grafting tool. Any tool used in grafting. A very strong curved spade used in digging canals. Grafting wax, a composition of rosin, beeswax tallow, etc, used in binding up the wounds of newly grafted trees.