root crop

noun

Definition of root crop

: a crop (such as turnips) grown for its enlarged roots

Examples of root crop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first definite reports of carrots as a root crop came from modern day Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2021 When replanting edibles beds, follow heavy-feeding vegetables like spinach and cabbage with nitrogen-replenishing legumes such as beans, peas, and soybeans; or plant a less-demanding root crop. Sunset Magazine, 3 Aug. 2020 The next 30 percent should be for high-calorie root crops, like potatoes. Ac Shilton, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2020 Buy: Around $48 at Home Depot Digging fork A good garden fork is indispensable to loosen soil, aerate sod, dig root crops and transplant bulbs. oregonlive, 27 Mar. 2020 For fruit, strawberries are a good option. Trickier to grow are root crops like carrots, beets or potatoes, and tall ones like corn, which will fall over. oregonlive, 9 Mar. 2020 The 16-year-old agtech startup has taken aeroponics to an industrial scale, growing some 800 varieties of leafy greens, tubers, root crops, vine crops, and berries all without soil, sunshine, or pesticides. Anne Quito, Quartz, 21 Feb. 2020 The other root crops take longer to be ready to harvest but can be harvested over a long season. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 30 Aug. 2019 Plant root crops such as beets, carrots, radishes, rutabagas and turnips by seed. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of root crop

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of root crop was in 1834

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“Root crop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20crop. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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