prop root
noun Date: 1905 a root that serves as a prop or support to the plant

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  • prop-root — propˈ root noun A root growing down from a trunk or branch, serving to prop up a tree • • • Main Entry: ↑prop …   Useful english dictionary

  • prop root — n. a root that descends externally from a plant stem into the ground, helping to support the stem, as on a mangrove …   English World dictionary

  • prop root — noun a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves • Hypernyms: ↑root * * * noun : a root that serves as a prop or support to the plant (as in maize or mangrove) called also brace root; see root… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prop root — /ˈprɒp rut/ (say prop rooht) noun a root that supports the plant, as the aerial roots of the pandanus tree or of maize …   Australian English dictionary

  • prop root — Bot. an adventitious root that supports the plant, as the aerial roots of the mangrove tree or of corn. Also called brace root. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • prop|a|gate — «PROP uh gayt», verb, gat|ed, gat|ing. –v.i. to produce offspring; reproduce: »Pigeons propagate at a fast rate. –v.t. 1. to increase in number or intensity: »Trees propagate themselves by seeds. S …   Useful english dictionary

  • Root — This article is about the part of a plant. For other uses, see Root (disambiguation). Primary and secondary roots in a cotton plant In vascular plants, the root is the organ of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil. This is… …   Wikipedia

  • root — root1 rootlike, adj. /rooht, root/, n. 1. a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutriment and moisture. 2. a similar organ developed from some… …   Universalium

  • Root — /rooht/, n. 1. Elihu /el euh hyooh /, 1845 1937, U.S. lawyer and statesman: Nobel peace prize 1912. 2. John Wellborn /wel beuhrn/, 1851 91, U.S. architect. * * * In botany, the underground anchoring part of a plant. It grows downward in response… …   Universalium

  • root — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rootlet, radicle, radicel, taproot; radical; base, origin, essence, source; etymon. See numeration, cause. v. plant, implant, fix; eradicate, extirpate; take root; informal, acclaim, cheer. See… …   English dictionary for students

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