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root1 US English

The part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers

root2 US English

(Of an animal) turn up the ground with its snout in search of food

root US Thesaurus

a plant's roots

at root US English

Basically; fundamentally

cube root US English

The number that produces a given number when cubed

pig-root US English

(Of a horse or other animal) kick upwards with the hind legs, keeping the head down and the forelegs firmly planted

take root US English

(Of a plant) begin to grow and draw nourishment from the soil through its roots

root for US English

Support or hope for the success of (a person or group entering a contest or undertaking a challenge)

root beer US English

An effervescent drink made from an extract of the roots and bark of certain plants

root crop US English

A crop that is a root vegetable or other root, e.g., sugar beet

root fly US English

A dark slender fly whose larvae may cause serious damage to the roots of crops

root hair US English

Each of a large number of elongated microscopic outgrowths from the outer layer of cells in a root, absorbing moisture and nutrients from the soil

root-knot US English

A disease of cultivated flowers and vegetables caused by eelworm infestation, resulting in galls on the roots

root run US English

The space over which the roots of a plant extend

root sign US English

Another term for radical sign.

celery root US English

Another term for celeriac.

root canal US English

The pulp-filled cavity in the root of a tooth

root cellar US English

A domestic cellar used for storing root vegetables

square root US English

A number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself

buttress root US English

A tree root whose upper, exposed parts project from the trunk like a buttress

tuberous root US English

A thick and fleshy root like a tuber but without buds, as in the dahlia

unicorn root US English

Any of a number of plants in the lily family, especially those with roots having medicinal uses, in particular devil’s bit and colicroot

root directory US English

The directory at the highest level of a hierarchy

root vegetable US English

The fleshy enlarged root of a plant used as a vegetable, e.g., a carrot, rutabaga, or beet

be rooted in root1 US English

Establish deeply and firmly

root and branch US English

Used to express the thorough or radical nature of a process or operation

root something out US English

Dig or pull up a plant by the roots

root someone on US English

Cheer or spur someone on

root mean square US English

The square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of a set of values, used as a measure of the typical magnitude of a set of numbers, regardless of their sign

root mean square New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, hyphen when attributive; abbreviation rms)

root something out in root2 US English

Find or extract something by rummaging

root something up in root something out US English

Dig or pull up a plant by the roots

strike at the root of US English

Affect in a vital area with potentially destructive results

at root in root1 US English

Basically; fundamentally

take root in root1 US English

(Of a plant) begin to grow and draw nourishment from the soil through its roots

root for in root2 US English

Support or hope for the success of (a person or group entering a contest or undertaking a challenge)

rooted in root1 US English

Cause (someone) to stand immobile through fear or amazement

money is the root of all evil US English

Greed gives rise to selfish or wicked actions

taproot US English

A straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring

root something up in root1 US English

Dig or pull up a plant by the roots

root something out in root1 US English

Find and get rid of someone or something regarded as pernicious or dangerous

root someone on in root2 US English

Cheer or spur someone on

alumroot US English

A heuchera, especially the green-flowered H. americana and the white-flowered H. parvifolia


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