roothold
noun Date: 1839 1. the anchorage of a plant to soil through the growing and spreading of roots 2. a place where plants may obtain a roothold

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • roothold — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : anchorage of a plant to soil through the growth and spreading of roots the transplants should be watered carefully until they get a new roothold 2. : a place where plants may obtain a roothold the sheer face of the mountain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • roothold — root·hold (ro͞otʹhōld , ro͝otʹ ) n. Support or stabilization of a plant in the soil through the spreading of its roots. * * * …   Universalium

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  • 根固 — gēngù [roothold] 植物通过根生长和分布固定在土壤里 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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