tuberous root


Definition of tuberous root

: a thick fleshy storage root (as of a dahlia) that is like a tuber but lacks buds or scale leaves

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Other Words from tuberous root

tuberous-rooted \ ˈtü-​b(ə-​)rəs-​ˌrü-​təd How to pronounce tuberous-rooted (audio) , -​ˌru̇-​ , ˈtyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of tuberous root in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jicama, common in Mexico, is an edible tuberous root and can get quite big. Judy Walker,, "Surprise vegetables in farmers market boxes can jazz up your meals: Try these easy recipes," 23 Sep. 2020 The iconic lifestyle persists: Just that morning in another Hadza camp called Sengele, an hour's walk away, women and children were digging tuberous roots for food. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Farmers, tourists, and cattle threaten to wipe out some of the world’s last hunter-gatherers," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of tuberous root

circa 1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Tuberous root.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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