napiform

adjective

na·​pi·​form ˈnā-pə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce napiform (audio)
: globular at the top and tapering off abruptly
a napiform root

Word History

Etymology

Latin napus turnip (perhaps from Greek napy, sinapy mustard) + International Scientific Vocabulary -iform

First Known Use

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of napiform was circa 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Napiform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/napiform. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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