a crop, as beets, turnips, or sweet potatoes, grown for its large and edible undergound parts.
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Origin of root crop
First recorded in 1825–35
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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
a crop, as of turnips or beets, cultivated for the food value of its roots
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