root crop



a crop, as beets, turnips, or sweet potatoes, grown for its large and edible undergound parts.

Nearby words

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  6. root division,
  7. root doctor,
  8. root filament,
  9. root for,
  10. root ginger

Origin of root crop

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for root crop

  • The quality and quantity of a root-crop depend much upon the rapidity of its growth.

    Soil Culture|J. H. Walden

British Dictionary definitions for root crop

root crop


a crop, as of turnips or beets, cultivated for the food value of its roots
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