Definition of Rootbound

1. Adjective. (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots.

Exact synonyms: Potbound
Similar to: Planted



2. Adjective. Having the roots matted or densely tangled. "Shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"
Similar to: Tangled

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootbound

root up
root vegetable
root vegetables
root vole
root voles
root word
root words
rootage
rootages
rootball
rootbeer
rootbeers
rootbound (current term)
rootcap
rootcaps
rooted
rooted(p)
rootedly
rootedness
rootednesses
rooter
rooter skunk
rooteries
rooters
rootery
rootest
rooteth

Literary usage of Rootbound

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1. The Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1881)
"... kept steadily growing on from the time the seed germinates ; and any check experienced, whether from becoming rootbound in the earlier stages of growth, ..."

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