rootage

[ roo-tij, roo t-ij ]
/ ˈru tɪdʒ, ˈrʊt ɪdʒ /
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noun

the act of taking root.
a root system or firm fixture by means of roots.

Origin of rootage

First recorded in 1580–90; root1 + -age
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rootage

  • The opposite wall was covered with verdurehardy trees and shrubs found their rootage in the crevices between the rocks.