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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Therefore, increasing taro productivity in the country will not only popularize the crop as an additional tuber crop, but also increase food options for South Africans, hence contributing to sustained food and income security.
It worked with the Central Tuber Crop Research Institute to identify varieties of tapioca that yield the desired thin slice and yet assure crunchiness.
When the tuber crop was dying from brown streak disease in Uganda, advanced detection techniques developed at the National Crops Resources Research Institute ensured bountiful harvests that helped to stave off disaster and prevented farmers from being pushed deeper into poverty.
National seminar on tuber crop production and utilization, 5-7 Sept.
5 per cent on sugarcane planter, root or tuber crop harvesting machine and rotary tiller and weeder and parts for the manufacture of these.
The way the programme operated was to distribute the seeds to grow a cereal (usually maize), a legume (usually the cowpea), a root or tuber crop such as Irish potatoes, as well as supplying fertiliser inputs for those areas suffering poor-quality soils.
Moreover, the role of source and sink limitations on yields is considered with specific emphasis on selected cereals--Corn (Zea mays), Barley (Hordeum vulgare), and Wheat (Triticum aestivum); as well as the tuber crop, Potato (Solanum tuberosum).
There will be another write up on how to tackle mal and under nutrition among the grain and tuber crop consumers as their staple food.
Sweetpotato is the most important storage root or root tuber crop in Swaziland.
Such problems can claim between 5 and 40 percent of a stored tuber crop.
However, tuber crop based mixture occupied more land than the root crop based for land owners.