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 opening lines to Liz Berry's poem Birmingham Roller would probably leave some listeners - the ones who confuse yam yam with a kind of starchy tuber - furrowing their brows as to its meaning.
The opening lines to Liz Berry's poem, Birmingham Roller, would probably leave some listeners - the ones who confuse yam yam with a kind of starchy tuber - furrowing their brows as to its meaning.
But for 800 million people around the world, the starchy tuber (also called manioc, tapioca, and yuca) is the main staple of their diets.
True yams are a starchy tuber that is a staple crop in many parts of the tropics; they are seldom grown in the United States.
Whether mashed, boiled, or baked, potatoes are a starchy tuber, that is low in fibre and digests rapidly providing energy as well as vitamin C, potassium and zinc, Ghag explained.