root vegetable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n root vegetable any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
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Usage

In literature:

The cellar may be used for the storage of root crops, apples, meats, and household vegetables.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
CAUSE: Vegetables, such as potatoes, etc., roots, as carrots, turnips and sometimes pieces of bone or glass, lodge in the gullet.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The most secure spot was a root house, where stores of vegetables are kept during the winter.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Wild berries of all kinds were found in abundance, and wild vegetables, besides many nutritious roots.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
But the tuber, or root, of this vegetable is the most valuable part.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Those low in protein are fresh fruits, green vegetables, and roots.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
Testing of varieties of grains, vegetables, or root seeds, including potatoes new to the district.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The coloring is done with the vegetable dyes and native barks and roots.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Among vegetable productions there are many roots, which are eaten by the natives.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
All sticks, leaves, roots, and other vegetable matter to be eliminated.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
For some months he lay concealed at Sainte-Radegonde, in the forest of Montmorency, barely subsisting on roots and vegetables.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
They would doubtless eat many kinds of roots and vegetables if same could be procured.
"Fur Farming" by A. R. Harding
Their country allows of no cultivation; and beyond a few berries, roots, &c., they use no vegetable food.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
The vegetable crop is always a success; wonderful yields of potatoes and roots are regularly recorded.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
Nor is the vegetable element lacking, but present in all its varieties of root, fruit, and berry.
"The Lost Mountain" by Mayne Reid
Fruits, roots, clover, alfalfa, vegetables and Indian corn are money crops under irrigation.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
The treasures of time lie high, in Urnes, Coynes, and Monuments, scarce below the roots of some vegetables.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
Their roots were formerly described as quite a distinct vegetable form (under the name of Stigmaria).
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
It is economical to buy a box of lemons, and the root vegetables in large quantities.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
Under their feet they squashed through oozy slime and rank vegetation, or tripped over spreading roots.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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In news:

Make squash, potatoes and root vegetables the main dish.
Just like summer vegetables, these will be taking root and hopefully growing.
Autumn traditionally is a time of heartier appetites, more robust drinks and an appreciation of root vegetables and rich meat dishes.
Get your Passover Seder off to a healthy start with a flavorful root vegetable casserole.
Bob Greene's Roasted Root Vegetable French Fries Recipe.
Root Vegetable and Cauliflower Tagine with Parsley Yogurt.
Root vegetable at its most flavorful, versatile as weather turns chilly.
Cooking with Root Vegetables Vegetarian Times.
With fall's harvest fading from memory and spring's bounty still waiting to show its colors, there's no better time to dig into the delicious possibilities root vegetables offer.
Lucinda makes these hearty root vegetables that can be dipped into a variety of.
Roasted Root Vegetables with Kale.
Utah has two state vegetables, but no official state beverage, which is surprising considering how crazy Utahns are about root beer.
As we move into colder weather, we start to shift our focus to what are known as root vegetables.
Lamb and root vegetables team up for a hearty, satisfying lamb stew .
Enlarge Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer House-made hummus, lightened with zucchini and served with seasonal vegetables is a specialty at Root Cafe.
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In science:

These acids are released by the roots of living plants, and by the decomposition of dead vegetative matter.
Luminescence of Speleothems in Italian Gypsum Caves: Preliminary Report
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