Definition of root end in English:

root end

noun

  • 1The end of a plant stem, seed, etc., which is next to the root, or from which the root develops.

  • 2In extended use: the end of a hair, nail, etc., nearer to the root; the extremity of a root of a tooth.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Harrison (1535–1593), historian and topographer. From root + end.

Pronunciation

root end

/ˌruːt ˈɛnd/