yellow root


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellow root perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
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In literature:

She pivoted on her legs, which were tap-rooted, and her gown was yellow with black stripes.
"Pierre Grassou" by Honore de Balzac
At the root of his tail he was yellow.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
When he saw Berthe Lannis in the distance, on the long yellow stretch of sand, he would tingle to the roots of his hair.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 3 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
When he saw Berthe Lannis in the distance, on the long yellow stretch of sand, he would tingle to the roots of his hair.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Dig up a plant, and the fine, tangled, yellow roots tell why it was given its name.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
The roots of golden yellow were mixed with the tossing spadefuls of earth.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Forty sleeps with the dogs, and we'll be shaking out yellow nuggets from the moss-roots.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
The yellow stain is obtained from the root of a plant which I understand to be rather like a ginger.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
The root is the part which affords the yellow powder for dyeing.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
Everybody in town got their lilies-of-the-valley roots and their yellow roses from Ella.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
The leaves were fragrant and elegantly shaped, and the roots were of a mottled brown and yellow.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
The latter is a plant whose root is bright yellow, used in dyeing silk.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
They were hardly recognizable, so ill did they appear, with yellow, hanging leaves and faded flowers and dry roots.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
His chips soon spread a yellow carpet over the mossy sward and the tree-roots.
"International Short Stories" by Various
She turned red to the roots of her yellow hair.
"The Day of His Youth" by Alice Brown
Otherwise it would be dark at the roots while the ends would be yellow.
"Bee and Butterfly" by Lucy Foster Madison
His yellow hair crisped itself into small waves right from its very roots.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
These knotty roots send out in every direction many long, slender, bright yellow, fibrous roots.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The water was so yellow that I could not see to the bottom, which was slimy clay, covering the roots of trees.
"Lost in the Jungle" by Paul Du Chaillu
The bark and leaves both yield a yellow dye, and the roots a tonic from their bitter, aromatic sap.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers

In poetry:

The year's glad work is almost done;
The land is rich in fruit;
Yellow it floats in air and sun—
Earth holds it by the root.
"Songs of the Autumn Days" by George MacDonald
The mist-rack and the wakening rain
Blown soft in many a forest way,
The yellowing elm-trees, and again
The blood-root in its sheath of gray.
"The Return of the Year" by Archibald Lampman
I cannot run, I am rooted, and the gorse hurts me
With its yellow purses, its spiky armory.
I could not run without having to run forever.
The white hive is snug as a virgin,
Sealing off her brood cells, her honey, and quietly humming.
"The Bee Meeting" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Rutabagas are elongated, yellow, and have roots coming out from the lower parts.
According to, Rutabagas , sometimes called yellow turnips, is a "jumbo" root vegetable originally cultivated as a cross between a cabbage and a turnip.
Soybean producers are encouraged to examine roots of soybean plants that exhibit yellowing of leaves this year.
"If the alfalfa is yellow only in low areas, the problem can be phytophthora root rot," says Anderson.
Bunnies , eggs, Easter gifts and fluffy, yellow chicks in gardening hats all stem from pagan roots.
Yaki Soba, adapted from The Wagamama Cookbook For the noodles 1 package soba noodles 1 bell pepper, red, orange, or yellow 1/2 large yellow onion Snap peas Bean sprouts Ginger root, peeled and grated Sesame seeds Vegetable oil.
Owensboro's annual River of Music Party at Yellow Creek Park is now carrying a new subtitle: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival.
Progressive wilting, yellowing, and dead lower leaves indicate Pythium root rot in Easter lily.

In science:

In summary, the root 0 is blue (respectively, red, yellow) with probability θ (respectively, 1 − γ , γ − θ); it is black with probability γ .
Branching Processes, and Random-Cluster Measures on Trees