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tap·root

 (tăp′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
The main root of a plant, usually stouter than the lateral roots and growing straight downward from the stem.

[From tap.]

taproot

(ˈtæpˌruːt)
n
(Botany) the large single root of plants such as the dandelion, which grows vertically downwards and bears smaller lateral roots
[C17: from tap2 + root1]
ˈtapˌrooted adj

tap•root

(ˈtæpˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
a main root descending downward and giving off small lateral roots.
[1595–1605]

taproot

The thick and strong downward-growing root produced by some plants, shrubs, and trees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taproot - (botany) main root of a plant growing straight downward from the stemtaproot - (botany) main root of a plant growing straight downward from the stem
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
2.taproot - something that provides an important central source for growth or development; "the taproot of his resentment"; "genius and insanity spring from the same taproot"
germ, source, seed - anything that provides inspiration for later work
Translations
hlavní kořen

taproot

[ˈtæpruːt] Nraíz f central

taproot

[ˈtæpˌruːt] nradice f principale
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Sprouted seeds of each cultivar, selected for taproots 5 nun long, were planted 10 min deep (Fig.
Garver (1922) reported that the non-dormant alfalfa types tended to have small upright crowns, and taproots with few branch roots and few fibrous roots.
Europe and Lodi) on shoot yield, dry matter, starch, and N contents of taproots.
Boyce and Volenec (1992) suggested that high-starch concentrations in taproots may be important for tolerance to specific environmental stresses, but broad applicability of the concept to encompass all stresses, including defoliation, may be inappropriate.
The taproots were washed with water containing 1% (v/v) detergent, rinsed in distilled water, and blotted dry.
Several species have long taproots, so if you are transplanting nut trees with root balls or bare roots, it is recommended to dig a fairly deep hole at planting time to minimize any damage and accommodate the roots.
All potatoes fall into the tubers category; taproots include carrots, radishes, turnips, beets, parsnips, and rutabagas; and onions, shallots, and garlic are bulbs.
Few people realise the thin taproots can also be eaten.
Many weeds develop taproots several feet deep that aid in breaking up hardpan layers, thus improving drainage and aeration.
Krishna Winston's pellucid translation of Don Juan is a visual patchwork; the eye is beguiled by the "glow of the poplar-fluff tufts," the "mica sand glitter[ing] in the fishless rill," the "clay with marl with rock outcroppings with taproots with basket roots, sulfur yellow with brick red with salt gray with coal black.
Dozens of eager children lined up along a raised garden bed at Food for Lane County's Grassroots Garden on Saturday morning and speculated about the size of the orange taproots lurking just under the soil.