Meaning of bare-root

bare-root

Pronunciation: (bâr'rt", -root"), [key]
— adj. Hort.
  1. of or pertaining to a tree or shrub prepared for transplanting by having all or most of the soil removed from about its roots. Cf. balled-and-burlapped.
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