[ kawrn-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
an aphid, Anuraphis maidiradicis, that lives as a symbiont in colonies of cornfield ants and feeds on the roots of corn: an agricultural pest.
Why Is The Word “Root” In “Root Beer”?Is root beer the world's most oddly named carbonated beverage ... we don't know, that award might go to 7-up, but we're going to explore the naming of this soft drink regardless. What, after all, is the root in root beer?
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