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breadroot

[bred-root, -roo t] /ˈbrɛdˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
noun
1.
the edible starchy root of Psoralea esculenta, a leguminous plant of central North America.
Also called Indian breadroot, pomme blanche, prairie potato, prairie turnip.
Origin of breadroot
1820-1830
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; bread + root1
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breadroot

/ˈbrɛdˌruːt/
noun
1.
a leguminous plant, Psoralea esculenta, of central North America, having an edible starchy root Also called prairie turnip
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