potbound

[ pot-bound ]
/ ˈpɒtˌbaʊnd /
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adjective Horticulture.

(of a plant) having the roots so densely grown as to fill the container and require repotting.

Nearby words

  1. potbelly,
  2. potbelly stove,
  3. potbelly wood,
  4. potboil,
  5. potboiler,
  6. potboy,
  7. potch,
  8. poteen,
  9. potemkin,
  10. potemkin village

Origin of potbound

First recorded in 1840–50; pot1 + -bound1

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British Dictionary definitions for pot-bound

pot-bound

adjective

(of a pot plant) having grown to fill all the available root space and therefore lacking room for continued growth
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