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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having the base of a plant matted or densely tangled; (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the base.

Usage examples (11)
  • Shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs
  • They looked like chrysanthemums, bedraggled, rootbound, and probably frozen now.
  • I think the ideas get rootbound without that refreshing input from the real world.
  • You get a glimpse of this when you pull up a clump of grass and get a cubic foot of rootbound soil along with it. for more
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