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breadroot

[ bred-root, -root ]
/ ˈbrɛdˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
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noun
the edible starchy root of Psoralea esculenta, a leguminous plant of central North America.
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Also called Indian breadroot, pomme blanche, prairie potato, prairie turnip .

Origin of breadroot

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; bread + root1
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British Dictionary definitions for breadroot

breadroot
/ (ˈbrɛdˌruːt) /

noun
a leguminous plant, Psoralea esculenta, of central North America, having an edible starchy rootAlso called: prairie turnip
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