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(of a pot plant) having outgrown its pot, so that the roots are cramped and tangled
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Encircling roots at the bottom the rootball of a container-grown plant that indicate it has been left too long in too small a pot.
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|Adj.||1.||rootbound - (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots|
planted - set in the soil for growth
|2.||rootbound - having the roots matted or densely tangled; "shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"- William Faulkner|
tangled - in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
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