noun tap·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌrt\

: the large main root of a plant from which smaller roots grow

Full Definition of TAPROOT

:  a primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots
:  the central element or position in a line of growth or development

Origin of TAPROOT

First Known Use: 1601
TAPROOT Defined for Kids


noun tap·root \ˈtap-ˌrüt, -ˌrt\

Definition of TAPROOT for Kids

:  a main root of a plant that grows straight down and gives off smaller side roots


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