rootbound

rootbound

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