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

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Pawpaw trees develop a deep taproot, and contain delicate, fibrous roots. Andrew Moore, Good Housekeeping, "A Beginner's Guide To Growing Pawpaw—The Delicious Fruit You're Not Eating," 12 Jan. 2018 Water is especially important in summer to prevent the shallow, fibrous roots from drying. Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle, "Keep plumerias indoors until Easter to avoid threat of freeze," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fibrous root

1626, in the meaning defined above

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