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root crop

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noun
  1. 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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  • 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

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