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roothold

[root-hohld, roo t-]
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noun
  1. attachment of a plant to soil by means of its roots; support of a plant through the growing and spreading of its roots.
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Historical Examples

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

    Vanguards of the Plains

    Margaret McCarter

  • 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