Simple Definition of taproot
: the large main root of a plant from which smaller roots grow
Full Definition of taproot
1 : a primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots
2 : the central element or position in a line of growth or development
Origin of taproot
First Known Use: 1601
Rhymes with taproot
afoot, barefoot, bigfoot, birthroot, Blackfoot, board foot, claw-foot, clubfoot, cocksfoot, coltsfoot, crow's-foot, cube root, enroot, forefoot, hard put, hotfoot, input, kaput, on foot, outfoot, output, prop root, Rajput, redroot, shot put, snakeroot, splayfoot, square root, squawroot, throughput, trench foot, uproot, webfoot
TAPROOT Defined for Kids
Definition of taproot
: a main root of a plant that grows straight down and gives off smaller side roots
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