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Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Pediomelum in the pea family, especially P. esculentum (syn. Psoralea esculenta) of central North America, having a tuberous, starchy root that was an important food for many Native Americans.
(Plants) a leguminous plant, Psoralea esculenta, of central North America, having an edible starchy root. Also called: prairie turnip
the edible root of Psoralea esculenta, of the legume family, native to central America.
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|Noun||1.||breadroot - densely hairy perennial of central North America having edible tuberous roots|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests