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 Jerusalem artichoke, or sunchoke, is not an artichoke at all, but an edible tuber.
Both the camote tops and the edible tubers (roots) are highly fibrous and have rich anti-oxidant properties.
Already they have dug an "edible swimming pool" - a pond containing edible tubers in which their animals can take a dip - and plan to have pigs, despite Jules' veggie principles, Hand-laid hedges provide woody material for the production of biochar, a soil nutrient that is supplemented by manure from a gaggle of poultry.
There were edible tubers, fruits, flowers, leaves, pith of palm.
CELEB GUEST: James Wong " James gave a talk about the many exotic edible tubers that can be grown in British gardens, and signed copies of his latest book which inspires growers to try a vast array of unusual crops from around the world.
Andreas Dahl, after who the plant is named, regarded it as a vegetable rather than a garden flower but interest switched from the edible tubers to the blooms when the first varieties with large, double flowers were bred in Belgium in 1815.