root-prune

transitive verb

Definition of root-prune

: to prune the roots of (woody plants) in order to check top growth, develop a mass of small fibrous roots, or induce flowering and fruiting

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First Known Use of root-prune

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Root-prune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root-prune. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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