Definition of Rootbound
1. Adjective. (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots.
2. Adjective. Having the roots matted or densely tangled. "Shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"
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Literary usage of Rootbound
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."