roothold

noun
root·​hold | \ ˈrüt-ˌhōld How to pronounce roothold (audio) , ˈru̇t- \

Definition of roothold

1 : the anchorage of a plant to soil through the growing and spreading of roots
2 : a place where plants may obtain a roothold

First Known Use of roothold

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Roothold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roothold. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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