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rootball

[root-bawl, roo t-] /ˈrutˌbɔl, ˈrʊt-/
noun
1.
a roughly spherical aggregate of roots and soil that is transplanted with a plant, especially a tree or shrub.
2.
the ball of soil and roots of a plant growing in a pot or other container.
Origin of rootball
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; root1 + ball1
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