tuberous root
noun Date: circa 1668 a thick fleshy storage root (as of a dahlia) that is like a tuber but lacks buds or scale leaves • tuberous-rooted adjective

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  • tuberous root — n. a tuberlike root without buds or scale leaves, as of the dahlia tuberous rooted adj …   English World dictionary

  • Tuberous root — A tuberous root is a modified lateral root, enlarged to function as a storage organ. It is thus different in origin but similar in function and coarse appearance to a tuber. Examples of plants with notable tuberous roots include the sweet potato… …   Wikipedia

  • tuberous root — tuberous rooted, adj. a true root so thickened as to resemble a tuber, but bearing no buds or eyes. See illus. under root1. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • tuberous root — noun : a thick fleshy root resembling a tuber but lacking buds or scale leaves, functioning especially in storage in biennial or perennial plants in which new growth is from a crown, and being simple and solitary (as in the beet or turnip) or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuberous root — tu′berous root′ n. bot a true root so thickened as to resemble a tuber, but bearing no buds or eyes • Etymology: 1660–70 tu′berous root′ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • tuberous root — /tjubərəs ˈrut/ (say tyoohbuhruhs rooht) noun a true root so thickened as to resemble a tuber, but bearing no buds or eyes …   Australian English dictionary

  • tuberous-root mustard — sareptinio bastučio ropinis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis kultūrinis augalas (Brassica juncea var. napiformis). atitikmenys: lot. Brassica juncea var. napiformis angl. large root mustard; root… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Root vegetable — Root vegetables are plant roots used as vegetables. [cite web url=http://www.askoxford.com/concise oed/root 1?view=uk title=AskOxford.com accessdate=2007 05 06] Other underground plants are often, erroneously, called root vegetables. Root… …   Wikipedia

  • tuberous — adj. = TUBEROSE(1). Phrases and idioms: tuberous root a thick and fleshy root like a tuber but without buds. Etymology: F tubeacutereux or L tuberosus f. TUBER …   Useful english dictionary

  • root mustard — sareptinio bastučio ropinis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis kultūrinis augalas (Brassica juncea var. napiformis). atitikmenys: lot. Brassica juncea var. napiformis angl. large root mustard; root… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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