Psoralea esculenta
Breadroot Bread`root", n. (Bot.) The root of a leguminous plant ({Psoralea esculenta}), found near the Rocky Mountains. It is usually oval in form, and abounds in farinaceous matter, affording sweet and palatable food. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is the Pomme blanche of Canadian voyageurs. [1913 Webster]


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  • Psoralea esculenta — Taxobox name = Psoralea esculenta image caption = Photo of Prairie Turnip taken at the McKnight Prairie near Northfield, MN. Photo by John McDaris. regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta ordo = Magnoliopsida classis = Fabales familia = Fabaceae …   Wikipedia

  • Psoralea esculenta — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Psoralea esculenta — noun densely hairy perennial of central North America having edible tuberous roots • Syn: ↑breadroot, ↑Indian breadroot, ↑pomme blanche, ↑pomme de prairie • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • PSORALEA ESCULENTA PURSCH — см. 439. Многолетнее растение. P. esculenta Pursch П. съедобная. Из С. Амер. Дает пищевые кл., индейцы их заготавливают на зиму (Bailey III, 1939). P. bituminosa L. (=P. palaestina Gouan), P. plumosa Rchb. разводятся как корм. Прежде считались… …   Справочник растений

  • Psoralea esculenta Pursh — Symbol PEES Synonym Symbol PSES Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Psoralea — Taxobox image width = 240px image caption = Psoralea lanceolata name = Psoralea regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Psoraleeae genus = Psoralea genus… …   Wikipedia

  • Psoralea — noun widely distributed genus of herbs or shrubs with glandular compound leaves and spicate or racemose purple or white flowers • Syn: ↑genus Psoralea • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Psoralĕa — (P. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Papilionaceae Loteae, 17. Kl. 4. Ordn. L.; Arten: P. bituminosa, am Mittelmeer, halb strauchartig, mit violetten Blüthenköpfen; die zerrieben unangenehm, fast wie Erdharz riechenden Blätter waren sonst …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • PSORALEA L. — ПСОРАЛЕЯ — 439. Psoralea L. Псоралея см …   Справочник растений

  • P. esculenta — may refer to: Platonia esculenta, a synonym for Platonia insignis, a tree species found in South America Psoralea esculenta, an herbaceous perennial plant species native to prairies and dry woodlands of central North America See also Esculenta… …   Wikipedia

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