root vegetable

noun

Definition of root vegetable

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

Word by Word Definitions

root play
  1. : the usually underground part of a seed plant body that originates usually from the hypocotyl, functions as an organ of absorption, aeration, and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support, and differs from a stem especially in lacking nodes, buds, and leaves

  2. : any subterranean plant part (such as a true root or a bulb, tuber, rootstock, or other modified stem) especially when fleshy and edible

  3. : the part of a tooth within the socket

  1. : to furnish with or enable to develop roots

  2. : to fix or implant by or as if by roots

  3. : to remove altogether by or as if by pulling out by the roots

  1. : to turn up or dig in the earth with the snout : grub

  2. : to poke or dig about

  3. : to turn over, dig up, or discover and bring to light

  1. : to noisily applaud or encourage a contestant or team : cheer

  2. : to wish the success of or lend support to someone or something

vegetable play
  1. : a usually herbaceous plant (such as the cabbage, bean, or potato) grown for an edible part that is usually eaten as part of a meal

  2. : plant

  3. : a person having a dull or merely physical existence

  1. : of, relating to, constituting, or growing like plants

  2. : consisting of plants : vegetational

  3. : made from, obtained from, or containing plants or plant products


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