prop root


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

Examples of prop root in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 18 Apr. 2018 Its nearly 4,000 prop roots create an impression not just of multiple trees but of multiple personalities. Chiara Goia, Smithsonian, 29 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prop root was in 1866

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“Prop root.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

prop root

: a root that braces or supports a plant

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