Definition of taproot in English:


Syllabification: tap·root
Pronunciation: /ˈtapˌro͞ot, -ˌro͝ot


  • A straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring.
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    • At each harvest date, three vessels of three plants each or six plants were separated into leaves, stems, taproots, lateral roots, flowers, pods, and grains.
    • At each harvest date, 12 plants were separated into leaves, stems, taproots, and lateral roots.
    • Harvested plants were separated into lateral roots, taproots, remaining leaves and stems in the crown, and regrowing leaves and stems.

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