prop root

noun

Definition of prop root 

: a root that serves as a prop or support to the plant

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Research can be time-consuming and brutal, with a hike across just a few acres of knee-busting prop roots and shoe-sucking muck taking hours. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "NASA team finds massive Everglades mangrove damage from Irma. Can it recover? | Miami Herald," 18 Apr. 2018 Its nearly 4,000 prop roots create an impression not just of multiple trees but of multiple personalities. Chiara Goia, Smithsonian, "The Biggest Tree Canopy on the Planet Stretches Across Nearly Five Acres," 29 Apr. 2017

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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