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

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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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