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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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THE Welsh poppy (Meconopis cambrica) is a beautiful taprooted Aperennial with light green, lobed leaves.
- John Hoggard, by email CAROL: It's an admirable ambition but thistles don't like growing in pots because they're taprooted. Perhaps a better idea would be to collect seed from creeping thistles sometime around September.
John Hoggard, by email A IT'S an admirable ambition but thistles don't like growing in pots because they're taprooted. Perhaps a better idea would be to collect seed from creeping thistles sometime around September.