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[roo-tij, roo t-ij]
  1. the act of taking root.
  2. a root system or firm fixture by means of roots.
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Origin of rootage

First recorded in 1580–90; root1 + -age
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rootage

Historical Examples of rootage

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

    Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch

    Alice B. Emerson