roothold

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From root +‎ hold.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

roothold (plural rootholds)

  1. Attachment by means of roots.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 98:
      A few spindly trees cling to the sides of the gorge, but their roothold on the tiny patches of soil gathered in cracks is precarious.