[root-hohld, roo t-]
- attachment of a plant to soil by means of its roots; support of a plant through the growing and spreading of its roots.
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Examples from the Web for roothold
Gnarled, stunted cedars and gray, twisted cypress clung for a roothold to these barren ledges.Vanguards of the Plains
Where the peak leaned to the valley, the trunk of a giant pine jutted forth slantingly from a roothold a little below the summit.The Kindred of the Wild
Charles G. D. Roberts