black root

noun

1
: any of several plants or their dark-colored roots: such as
a
: a perennial plant (Pterocaulon undulatus) of the southern U.S. that has large black rootstocks
b
: culver's root
d
: a common comfrey (Symphytum officinale) with the upper part of the stem and inflorescence densely hispid
2
: any of several plant diseases characterized by dark discoloration of roots: such as
b
: a disease of radishes, beets, and sugar beets caused by fungi (genus Aphanomyces) and producing brown or black lesions on the roots, deformation of the roots, and a damping off of seedlings

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“Black root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20root. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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