from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no roots.
  • adjective Not belonging to a particular place or society.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no root.
  • In zoology, having a persistently open pulp-cavity and growing perennially, as the incisor teeth of rodents, and the molar teeth of many of these animals; not rooted so as to stop growing. See Rodentia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Destitute of roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Describing a plant (or by extension something else) that does not have roots.
  • adjective A wanderer, someone who has no ties to a particular locale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community


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