pot-bound
adjective Date: 1850 of a potted plant having roots so densely matted as to allow little or no space for further growth

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  • pot|bound — «POT BOWND», adjective. having roots that have grown practically to fill the pot, so the plant cannot grow more without repotting: »a potbound house plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot-bound — [pät′bound΄] adj. Bot. having roots so crowded and tangled as to have outgrown its container: said of a potted plant * * * …   Universalium

  • pot-bound — [pät′bound΄] adj. Bot. having roots so crowded and tangled as to have outgrown its container: said of a potted plant …   English World dictionary

  • pot-bound — adjective Having outgrown the size of the pot, such that its roots have no more room to grow. Syn: root bound …   Wiktionary

  • pot-bound — /ˈpɒt baʊnd/ (say pot bownd) adjective (of a pot plant) having grown to the point where further growth is impossible without repotting …   Australian English dictionary

  • pot-bound — adjective (of a plant) having roots which fill the pot, leaving no room for them to expand …   English new terms dictionary

  • pot-bound — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective of a potted plant : having roots so densely matted as to allow little or no space for further growth …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a vessel, usu. rounded, of ceramic ware or metal or glass for holding liquids or solids or for cooking in. 2 a a coffee pot, flowerpot, glue pot, jam pot, teapot, etc. b = chimney pot. c = lobster pot. 3 a drinking vessel of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pot Hole Quarry — Pot Hole (or Three Springs) Quarry is a former limestone quarry close to Mold, North Wales. The quarry is popular with rock climbers due to its idyllic rural setting, ease of access and reasonably wide selection of routes on good quality… …   Wikipedia

  • root-bound — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : pot bound 2. : having the roots matted deep in shaggy untended lawns of old trees and root bound scented and flowering shrubs William Faulkner * * * ˈroot bound 7 [root bound] …   Useful english dictionary

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