root crop
noun Date: 1834 a crop (as turnips) grown for its enlarged roots

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • root|crop — root crop, or root|crop «ROOT KROP, RUT », noun. a crop of sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, or the like, grown for their edible roots …   Useful english dictionary

  • root crop — root ,crop noun count a crop that is grown so that its roots can be used for food, for example CARROTS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • root crop — root′ crop n. agr. a crop, as beets, grown for its roots …   From formal English to slang

  • root crop — n. a crop, as turnips or beets, grown for the edible roots …   English World dictionary

  • root crop — n a vegetable or plant that is grown so that its roots can be sold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • root crop — noun crop grown for its enlarged roots: e.g. beets; potatoes; turnips • Hypernyms: ↑crop * * * noun : a crop grown for its enlarged roots (as turnips, mangels, sugar beets, sweet potatoes) * * * a crop, as beets, turnips, or sweet potatoes, grown …   Useful english dictionary

  • root crop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms root crop : singular root crop plural root crops a crop that is grown so that its roots can be used for food, for example carrots …   English dictionary

  • root crop — a crop, as beets, turnips, or sweet potatoes, grown for its large and edible undergound parts. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • root crop — /ˈrut krɒp/ (say rooht krop) noun a crop such as beets, carrots, turnips, etc., grown for its edible roots …   Australian English dictionary

  • root crop — noun (C) a vegetable or plant that is grown so that its root parts can be used …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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