breadroot

[bred-root, -roo t]

noun

the edible starchy root of Psoralea esculenta, a leguminous plant of central North America.

Nearby words

  1. breadbox,
  2. breadcrumb,
  3. breadfruit,
  4. breadline,
  5. breadnut,
  6. breadstick,
  7. breadsticks,
  8. breadstuff,
  9. breadth,
  10. breadthways

Origin of breadroot

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; bread + root1

Also called Indian breadroot, pomme blanche, prairie potato, prairie turnip.

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British Dictionary definitions for breadroot

breadroot

noun

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