breadroot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n breadroot densely hairy perennial of central North America having edible tuberous roots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Breadroot (Bot) The root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta), found near the Rocky Mountains. It is usually oval in form, and abounds in farinaceous matter, affording sweet and palatable food.☞ It is the Pomme blanche of Canadian voyageurs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breadroot A plant of the genus Psoralea, the P. esculenta. See Psoralea.
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