pot-bound

adjective
\ ˈpät-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce pot-bound (audio) \

Definition of pot-bound

of a potted plant
: having roots so densely matted as to allow little or no space for further growth

First Known Use of pot-bound

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Pot-bound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot-bound. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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