ˈrü-tē How to pronounce rooty (audio)
: full or consisting of roots
rooty soil

Examples of rooty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pop star opted for dramatics, leaning into the spectacle of her fresh-off-the-runway Versace dress with a saturated smokey eye, pull of pink blush, high-shine carmine lip, and a rooty French braid. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2023 What gives these rooty vegetables their earthy flavor and aroma is an organic compound called geosmin, which is produced by microbes in the soil. Ashton Yoon, Discover Magazine, 27 Mar. 2017 But not every bottle in the category is as rooty-tooty as that. Ellen Bhang,, 7 June 2022 The race covers seven stages and includes the rooty, loamy boreal riding that western Canada is famous for. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, 25 Mar. 2019 There are still highlights, though — they're just pieced in and blended further down mid-shaft, giving the overall look a rooty vibe. Addison Aloian, Allure, 4 Mar. 2022 Running takes a toll on a body, and trail running’s often hilly, rocky, rooty, twisty-turny fun puts different demands on the body than road running. Lisa Jhung, Outside Online, 23 Oct. 2020 This shoe is best suited for short races or speedy training runs in any tricky terrain—rugged, rooty, rocky, or loose. Adam Chase, Outside Online, 13 Jan. 2022 Across the road from the Appalachian Trail’s parking lot, the path is well maintained and includes a variety of terrain, from rocky to rooty, much under deciduous tree cover. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rooty was in the 15th century

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“Rooty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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