fibrous root

noun

Definition of fibrous root

: a root (as in most grasses) that has no prominent central axis and that branches in all directions

Examples of fibrous root in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rhododendrons have a shallow, fibrous root system that spreads out, often beyond the extent of the branches. oregonlive, 12 Sep. 2021 Shave off the flavorful, juicy corn kernel tops and leave the fibrous root behind. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 12 Aug. 2020 More specifically, her boat is made from mycelium, the dense, fibrous roots of the mushroom that typically live beneath the soil. NBC News, 18 Apr. 2020 Non-woody, fibrous roots appear in the first few inches of the soil. oregonlive.com, 8 June 2019 Water is especially important in summer to prevent the shallow, fibrous roots from drying. Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2018 Pawpaw trees develop a deep taproot, and contain delicate, fibrous roots. Andrew Moore, Good Housekeeping, 12 Jan. 2018 Non-woody, fibrous roots appear in the first few inches of the soil. oregonlive.com, 8 June 2019 Pawpaw trees develop a deep taproot, and contain delicate, fibrous roots. Andrew Moore, Good Housekeeping, 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fibrous root

1626, in the meaning defined above

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“Fibrous root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrous%20root. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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