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rootball

[ root-bawl, root- ]
/ ˈrutˌbɔl, ˈrʊt- /
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noun
a roughly spherical aggregate of roots and soil that is transplanted with a plant, especially a tree or shrub.
the ball of soil and roots of a plant growing in a pot or other container.
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Origin of rootball

First recorded in 1925–30; root1 + ball1
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