Origin of taproot
Examples from the Web for tap-root
Historical Examples of tap-root
It is to cut the tap-root of their strength, and to imperil their very existence.A Tour of the Missions
Augustus Hopkins Strong
Does the plant have a tap-root, or do the roots spread laterally?
You were such a devil of a fellow for getting at the tap-root of a subject.The Heart of Canyon Pass
Thomas K. Holmes
If it goes on to grow it makes a main or tap-root, as in Fig. 37, etc.The Elements of Botany
It is the tap-root of progress, as Mr. Lowell well points out.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic
Sidney L. Gulick
- the large single root of plants such as the dandelion, which grows vertically downwards and bears smaller lateral roots
Word Origin for taproot
- The main root in gymnosperms, eudicotyledons, and magnoliids, usually stouter than the lateral roots and growing straight downward from the stem. The taproot develops from the primary root. The taproot and its lateral roots penetrate deeper into the soil than the fibrous roots characteristic of monocotyledons. Compare fibrous root.