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noun, Botany.
a plant that clings to a surface and climbs by means of adventitious roots, as the ivy, Hedera helix.
root climber
any of various climbing plants, such as the ivy, that adhere to a supporting structure by means of small roots growing from the side of the stem


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    Not moving, especially owing to some strong emotion. For example, When the truck bore down on the dog, he was terrified and stood rooted to the spot. This idiom likens the roots of a plant to a strong feeling that keeps one from moving.

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