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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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It is strongly drought resistant, sending down a taproot to a depth of 2m.
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The second year, it grows a deep taproot, a tall stalk, flowers, and burrs.
Topped by edible greens (similar to mustard greens), the spherical root averages three inches diameter, is white below the earth with a kiss of purple, red, or green where exposed to the sun, and tapers into a thin taproot. A a one-cup serving has only 34 calories, yet packs 12% DV (Daily Value, based on 2,000 calories/day) of dietary fiber, 30% DV of vitamin C, and plenty of powerful health promoting phytonutrients.
It is run by a nonprofit, Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center.
Seedling increment in height, stem diameter, and dry biomass of roots (taproot, lateral roots) and shoots (needles, bark and stele) were measured after treatment in four replicates of five seedlings each.
It can bear drought condition due to long taproot which allows using water from great depths than other pulses.
He traces the taproot and flowering of this phenomenon to the tie between Black Nationalists and Tokyo during the interwar years, and even possibly to the eighteenth century, when settlers in North America feared that Japanuthen in self-imposed isolationuwas assembling thousands of hard-bitten troops to invade this continent in solidarity with Native Americans.
Chief Nnamani , who spoke at his APC Ward 2 in Amechi-Uwani near Eke-Out Market in Enugu South LGA, noted that the taproot of politics is at the ward level, adding that APC had got it right by putting its house in order from the ward level of politics.
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