Definition of Rootless

1. Adjective. Wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community. "A rootless wanderer"

Exact synonyms: Vagabond
Similar to: Unsettled
Derivative terms: Vagabond



Definition of Rootless

1. a. Destitute of roots.

Definition of Rootless

1. Adjective. Describing a plant (or by extension something else) that does not have roots. ¹

2. Adjective. A wanderer, someone who has no ties to a particular locale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rootless

1. having no roots [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootless

rootier
rooties
rootiest
rootiness
rootinesses
rooting
rooting reflex
rootings
rootkit
rootkits
rootkitted
rootkitting
rootle
rootled
rootles
rootless (current term)
rootlessly
rootlessness
rootlessnesses
rootlet
rootlet system
rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots
roots of olfactory tract
roots of trigeminal nerve
rootsier
rootsiest

Literary usage of Rootless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"rootless SHOOTS. The existence of rootless shoots is generally known. They occur in some free aquatic plants, for instance in Salvinia, Ceratophyllum, ..."

2. The New American Gardener: Containing Practical Directions on the Culture of by Thomas Green Fessenden (1832)
"You may take rooted offsets from established plants in March, April, August or September, cuttings from the stalks in April and May; also rootless slips of ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns, William Ernest Henley (1897)
"But he, whose blossom buds in guilt, Shall to tlie ground be cast, And, like tbe rootless stubble, tost Before the sweeping blast. ..."

4. The New American Garderner: Containing Practical Directions on the Culture by Thomas Green Fessenden (1839)
"You may take rooted offsets from established plants in March, April, August or September, cuttings from the stalks in April and May; also rootless slips of ..."

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