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rootage

[roo-tij, roo t-ij] /ˈru tɪdʒ, ˈrʊt ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act of taking root.
2.
a root system or firm fixture by means of roots.
Origin of rootage
1580-1590
1580-90; root1 + -age
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  • The opposite wall was covered with verdurehardy trees and shrubs found their rootage in the crevices between the rocks.

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