a main root descending downward from the radicle and giving off small lateral roots.
the large single root of plants such as the dandelion, which grows vertically downwards and bears smaller lateral roots
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.
The single deep root of many deciduous trees that forms the basis for their root systems.
Note: Figuratively, a “taproot” is the source of an idea or work: “His childhood in Wales is the taproot of his poetry.”
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Military. 1. a signal by bugle or drum, sounded at night as an order to extinguish all lights, and sometimes performed as a postlude to a military funeral. verb (used with object), tapped, tapping. 1. to strike with a light but audible blow or blows; hit with […]
[tap-suh l-teer-ee] /ˈtæp səlˈtɪər i/ adverb, Scot. 1. topsy-turvy. tapsalteerie /ˈtæpsəlˈtiːrɪ/ adjective, adverb, noun 1. (Scot) topsy-turvy
[tap-suh l-teer-ee] /ˈtæp səlˈtɪər i/ adverb, Scot. 1. topsy-turvy.
noun 1. Mineralogy. a variety of zoisite valued as a gem for its purplish-blue color and strong pleochroism.