Definition of root vegetable in English:

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root vegetable

Pronunciation: /ro͞ot/ /ro͝ot ˈvejtəbəl/ /ˈvəjədəbəl/

noun

The fleshy enlarged root of a plant used as a vegetable, e.g., a carrot, rutabaga, or beet.
Example sentences
  • Whether you prefer your beets as a root vegetable, a cooked green vegetable, or as an attractive addition to your salad mix, it's time to explore this nutritious, delicious and versatile crop.
  • The taro, an Asian root vegetable, imparted a purple glow to the cup and tasted like melted bubble gum ice cream - pleasant but very, very sweet.
  • The onion rings were about as far removed from the original root vegetable as you can get.

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Syllabification: root veg·e·ta·ble

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