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roothold

[root-hohld, roo t-] /ˈrutˌhoʊld, ˈrʊt-/
noun
1.
attachment of a plant to soil by means of its roots; support of a plant through the growing and spreading of its roots.
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  • They afford no roothold for either trees or bushes and in consequence are strikingly bare.

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