Definitions

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

  • adjective Full or consisting of roots.
  • adjective Suggestive of or resembling roots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding in roots; containing many roots: as, rooty ground.
  • Rank, as grass.

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

  • adjective Full of roots.

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

  • adjective Full of roots.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

root +‎ -y

Examples

  • (Soundbite of applause) SAGAL: I don't suppose you've ever gone to IHOP and ordered a rooty tooty fresh and fruity.

    Be Happy: Bobby McFerrin Plays Not My Job

  • (Soundbite of applause) SAGAL: I don't suppose you've ever gone to IHOP and ordered a rooty tooty fresh and fruity.

    Be Happy: Bobby McFerrin Plays Not My Job

  • Blending green, rooty vetiver and languid exotic flowers fagraea, tiare, ylang-ylang, the perfumer achieved a striking yang-yin, darkness-light sort of contrast of earthy, practically dirty and creamy-floral notes.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • What's remarkable is how remarkably filthy the drydown smells on my skin, not animalic-filthy like musk or civet but more like mineral-rooty-filthy...whatever it is in the inoffensive-sounding base of vanilla, amber, marron glace ! and sandalwood that makes it smell up to good I do not know.

    Tom Ford Champaca Absolute: Perfume Review

  • Blending green, rooty vetiver and languid exotic flowers fagraea, tiare, ylang-ylang, the perfumer achieved a striking yang-yin, darkness-light sort of contrast of earthy, practically dirty and creamy-floral notes.

    LesNez Manoumalia: Perfume Review No. 2

  • Iris and violet, the floral notes that have a pronounced rooty aspect, continue the earthy theme in the heart of Amyitis.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • After the iris-like rooty floralcy goes away, and it goes away fast, one is left with very appealing woody greenness, evocative of a smell of freshly snapped young twig.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Likewise, the authors highlight that final species richness was decreased when high-species-count functional groups were removed, and that shoot: root ratios were higher when rooty L. perrene was excluded.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » Insightful Analysis: Wardle’s Field Patches

  • What's remarkable is how remarkably filthy the drydown smells on my skin, not animalic-filthy like musk or civet but more like mineral-rooty-filthy...whatever it is in the inoffensive-sounding base of vanilla, amber, marron glace ! and sandalwood that makes it smell up to good I do not know.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • After the iris-like rooty floralcy goes away, and it goes away fast, one is left with very appealing woody greenness, evocative of a smell of freshly snapped young twig.

    Hilde Soliani Il Vs Iris: Perfume Review

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