Breadroot
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • breadroot — ☆ breadroot [bred′ro͞ot΄ ] n. 1. a low growing plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the pea family, with blue flowers, common on the prairies of W North America 2. its edible starchy root …   English World dictionary

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

  • breadroot — valgomoji duonšaknė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Pediomelum esculentum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pediomelum esculentum angl. breadroot; Indian turnip; large Indian breadroot;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • breadroot — /bred rooht , root /, n. the edible starchy root of Psoralea esculenta, a leguminous plant of central North America. Also called Indian breadroot, pomme blanche, prairie turnip. [1820 30, Amer.; BREAD + ROOT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • breadroot — bread•root [[t]ˈbrɛdˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln the edible root of Psoralea esculenta, of the legume family, native to central America • Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Indian breadroot — breadroot. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • large Indian breadroot — valgomoji duonšaknė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Pediomelum esculentum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pediomelum esculentum angl. breadroot; Indian turnip; large Indian breadroot;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prairie turnip — breadroot. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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