root vegetable

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Noun1.root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubersroot vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
Irish potato, murphy, potato, spud, tater, white potato - an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
yam - edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food
sweet potato - the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke - sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips
beet, beetroot - round red root vegetable
carrot - orange root; important source of carotene
celeriac, celery root - thickened edible aromatic root of a variety of celery plant
salsify - either of two long roots eaten cooked
parsnip - whitish edible root; eaten cooked
radish - pungent fleshy edible root
turnip - root of any of several members of the mustard family
edda, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, taro - tropical starchy tuberous root
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We do not know an edible root in the woods, we cannot tell our course by the stars, nor the hour of the day by the sun.
While they were searching round in quest of edible roots, they discovered a fresh trail of white men, who had evidently but recently preceded them.
I lived on nuts and fruits and the edible roots that chance threw in my way.
It was with growing difficulty that he found the strength necessary to construct a shelter by night wherein he might be reasonably safe from the large carnivora, and by day he still further exhausted his strength in digging for edible roots, and searching for water.
Meanwhile, in Venezuela, the yuca root, an edible root also known as mandioca or cassava, is being tapped for a starch that can be fermented and extruded into biopolymer pellets.
The reference: To the edible root of the plant of the Apiaceae family, native to Afghanistan and cultivated in the Mediterranean area more than 2,000 years ago.
One of the fastest growing greens also has an edible root.
The word "yam" comes from the African word "Nyami" and refers to the starchy edible root we know as the yam.
A true yam is a starchy edible root of the Dioscorea genus, and is generally imported to America from the Caribbean.
You know you're a parent of a preschooler if the mere mention of the edible root sets you off into song.
The scientists identified a group of natural substances with an anti-diabetic effect, the amorfrutins, in the plant's edible root.
If you plan to grow edible root crops, skip the manure, as it tends to make the roots fork.