rootbound

adjective
1. (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots
Syn: ↑potbound
Similar to: ↑planted
2. having the roots matted or densely tangled
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"shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"- William Faulkner

Similar to: ↑tangled

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rootˈbound adjective
1. Rooted to the ground (Milton)
2. Pot-bound
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Main Entry:root

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