rootbound

Definitions of rootbound
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adj having the roots matted or densely tangled

“"shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"- William Faulkner”
Synonyms:
tangled
in a confused mass

adj (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots

Synonyms:
potbound
planted
set in the soil for growth

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