root vegetable


: a vegetable (such as a carrot or potato) that grows under the ground

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Recent Examples on the Web Thanks to its sweet, earthy flavor, the root vegetable is very adaptable, shapeshifting to accommodate both sweet and savory dishes. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Plant winter root vegetable seeds (not seedlings) now: beets, turnips, radishes, carrots, rutabagas, parsnips. Plant greens and cabbage family plants from seed or seedling: lettuce, spinach, kohlrabi, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and more. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable with softer, red skin and creamy flesh. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 10 Nov. 2023 This creamy root vegetable soup can be prepared up to three days in advance, and refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve. Marianne Williams, Southern Living, 13 Dec. 2023 For centuries, the root vegetable has been used as a home remedy for lots of health issues, ranging from digestive problems to arthritis pain, research shows. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 9 Oct. 2023 Beets are readily available in grocery stores year-round, and the root vegetable can add a pop of color to a salad or hummus plate. Andrea Michelson, Verywell Health, 21 Sep. 2023 The wine flowed all night and the group snacked on small plates of caviar, braised short ribs with celery root purée, crispy parmesan potatoes with bordelaise aioli and duck confit with root vegetable hash plus a massive charcuterie board. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 5 Nov. 2023 Yams Yams are a dry, starchy root vegetable with rough skin that looks a bit like the bark of a tree. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 10 Nov. 2023

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“Root vegetable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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