rootbound

Definitions of rootbound
  1. adjective
    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
  2. adjective
    (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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