roothold

[ root-hohld, roo t- ]
/ ˈrutˌhoʊld, ˈrʊt- /
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noun

attachment of a plant to soil by means of its roots; support of a plant through the growing and spreading of its roots.

Nearby words

  1. rooted,
  2. rooted to the spot,
  3. rootedly,
  4. rooter,
  5. rooter skunk,
  6. rooti,
  7. rooting compound,
  8. rooting reflex,
  9. rootkit,
  10. rootle

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Examples from the Web for roothold

  • 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
  • Gnarled, stunted cedars and gray, twisted cypress clung for a roothold to these barren ledges.

    Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter