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n. 1 (plural of root English)Category:English plurals 2 Ancestors 3 Beginnings


n. the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage; "his roots in Texas go back a long way"; "he went back to Sweden to search for his roots"; "his music has African roots"

Roots (Sepultura album)

Roots is the sixth studio album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura. It was released on by Roadrunner Records, and was the band's last studio album to feature founding member and vocalist Max Cavalera. Following the experimentalism of the album Chaos A.D., Roots has more influence from Brazilian musical rhythms, and features Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown, percussionist David Silveria, turntablist DJ Lethal, and vocalists Jonathan Davis and Mike Patton. Roots sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. The album has been identified as influential to the nu metal scene that followed in its wake, and helped lay the framework for the sound of Cavalera's later project, Soulfly.

Roots (1977 miniseries)

Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family; the series first aired on ABC-TV in January 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It won also a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third highest rated episode for any type of television series, and the second most watched overall series finale in U.S. television history. It was produced on a budget of $6.6 million. The series introduced LeVar Burton in the role of Kunta Kinte.

A sequel, Roots: The Next Generations, first aired in 1979, and a second sequel, Roots: The Gift, a Christmas TV movie, starring Burton and Louis Gossett Jr., first aired in 1988. A related film, Alex Haley's Queen, is based on the life of Queen Jackson Haley, who was Alex Haley's paternal grandmother.

In 2016 a remake of the original miniseries, with the same name, was commissioned by the History Channel, was screened by the channel on Memorial Day.

Roots (Blue Mountain album)

Roots is a 2002 album by American alternative country/ roots rock group Blue Mountain.

Roots (Curtis Mayfield album)

Roots is Curtis Mayfield’s second studio album, released in October 1971 (see 1971 in music). Having received critical praise from a variety of publications, the album is regarded as not just one of Mayfield's best works but also as a classic release of the '70s soul era, with Allmusic critic Bruce Eder stating that "the album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent... soul sounds heard up to that time". The album became a commercial success as well, hitting the #6 slot on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart.

Roots (play)

Roots (1958) is the second play by Arnold Wesker in The Wesker Trilogy. The first part is Chicken Soup with Barley and the final play I'm Talking about Jerusalem. Roots focuses on Beatie Bryant as she makes the transition from being an uneducated working-class woman obsessed with Ronnie, her unseen liberal boyfriend, to a woman who can express herself and the struggles of her time. It is written in the Norfolk dialect of the people on which it focuses, and is considered to be one of Wesker's Kitchen Sink Dramas. Roots was first presented at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in May 1959 before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre, London.

Roots (The Everly Brothers album)

Roots is a 1968 album by close harmony rock and roll duo The Everly Brothers. Originally on the Warner Bros. label, the album was re-released on CD in 1995 by Warner Bros. and in 2005 by Collectors' Choice Music. The album is a classic example of early country rock.

Roots (Shawn McDonald album)

Roots is the third studio album by American Christian singer-songwriter Shawn McDonald. The album was released on March 11, 2008 by Sparrow Records. This album was produced by Christopher Stevens. The album got commercial successes and positive reception.

Roots (film)

Roots is a 1955 Mexican drama film directed by Benito Alazraki. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

Roots (Gipsy Kings album)

Roots is the eleventh studio album by the French Rumba Catalana band Gipsy Kings, which was released in 2004 in Europe, USA, and Japan. Both the Europe and US release are identical and have 16 tracks while the Japanese version have two bonus tracks: "Canut Fandango" and "Mi Novia".

Roots (Orla Gartland album)

The EP Roots was released by Orla Gartland on 11 November 2013. All songs on the album were performed by Orla Gartland. Prior to the album release, the title track "Roots" and the song "Clueless" were released as music videos.

Roots (Cedar Walton album)

Roots is an album by pianist Cedar Walton which was recorded in 1997 and released on the Astor Place label.

Roots (Idrees Sulieman album)

Roots is an album by the Prestige All Stars nominally led by trumpeter Idrees Sulieman recorded in 1957 and released on the New Jazz label.

Roots (Imagine Dragons song)

"Roots" is a song by American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons. It was written by band members Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon and released as a non-album single. They performed the song for the first time on September 2, 2015 at their Melbourne, Australia show for the Smoke + Mirrors Tour. The music video was released on September 29, 2015 and was filmed in New Zealand. The song debuted atop the Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart.

Roots (Johnny Winter album)

Roots is an album by blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. His first studio album in seven years, it was released by Megaforce Records on September 27, 2011.

On Roots, Winter and his band perform eleven blues standards. Each song features a different guest performer. These featured musical artists include Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, John Popper, Vince Gill, and Johnny's brother Edgar Winter.

Roots was not Johnny Winter's last studio album. Before he died on July 16, 2014, he had largely completed work on a new album, Step Back, which was released on September 2, 2014.

Roots (Slide Hampton album)

Roots is an album by American trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton recorded in 1985 and released on the Dutch Criss Cross Jazz label.

Roots (2016 miniseries)

Roots is a 2016 American miniseries and a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name, based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. It first aired on May 30, 2016 and stars Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, T.I. and South African actress Nokuthula Ledwaba. It was produced on a budget of $50 million.

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If, then, it is planted in warm quarters, it may be expected to yield its desirable flowers in average quantity compared with other Windflowers, and in such proportion will its roots increase.

It is propagated by division of the roots after the tops have turned yellow in autumn or winter.

Strong roots may be transplanted at any time, and propagation is more quickly carried out by division of the woody roots, which should be cut or split so that each piece has a share of bark and a crown.

After a year, when so planted, I have found good roots emitted from these parts, and, doubtless, such deeper planting will, in some way, meet its requirements, as in this respect they are provided for in its habitats by the annual and heavy fall of leaves from other trees which shade it.

When the tuberous roots have become devoid of foliage they may be lifted, and if they have grown to a size exceeding 3in.

The latter method should only be adopted in the case of strong roots, and their division will be more safely effected in early spring, when they can start into growth at once.

It is easily propagated by division of strong healthy roots in autumn.

It may be propagated by division of the strong root-limbs, each of which should have a portion of the smaller roots on them.

To propagate it, the roots should be divided after the tops have died down in summer.

It is taller, the flowers not half the size, and more star-shaped, foliage more grassy, and the roots creeping and jointed.

It seems to enjoy soil of a vegetable character, with its roots near large stones.

I fear the fault has been in having badly-rooted plants to start with, as cuttings are very slow in making an ample set of roots for safe transplanting.

Its increase by division is no easy matter, as the woody stems are all joined in one, and the roots are of a tap character.

Beyond securing fresh roots, there is nothing special about the culture of this desirable climber.

As soon as roots have formed, pot them separately and plunge the pots in the same frame for a week or two, then harden off.