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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The project's Principal Investigator, Dr Richard Sayre, says the starchy root crop is the staple food for more than 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, yet is less than ideal for a healthy diet.
The pinhead-size cassava green mite (Mononychellus tanajoa) is one of several pests that feed on the starchy root crop, a food staple for hundreds of millions of people in the developing world.
CCF community based projects in cooperation with the Ethiopia agriculture office in the Shashemene district are training farmers to diversify their cropping system and raise drought resistant perennial crops like Pigeon pea and the starchy root crops, Cassava and Enset.