taproot

noun tap·root \ -ˌrüt , -ˌru̇t \

Definition of taproot

1 :a primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots
2 :the central element or position in a line of growth or development

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TAPROOT Defined for English Language Learners

taproot

noun

Definition of taproot for English Language Learners

  • : the large main root of a plant from which smaller roots grow


TAPROOT Defined for Kids

taproot

noun tap·root \ ˈtap-ˌrüt , -ˌru̇t \

Definition of taproot for Students

:a main root of a plant that grows straight down and gives off smaller side roots

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