Rooster Rootage

Root

Meanings and phrases

root

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n.
  1. (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  2. the place where something begins, where it springs into being; beginning; origin; rootage; source
  3. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; root word; base; stem; theme; radical
  4. a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
  5. the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation; solution
  6. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); ancestor; ascendant; ascendent; antecedent
  7. a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes; etymon
  8. the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support; tooth root

root

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v.
  1. take root and begin to grow
  2. come into existence, originate
  3. plant by the roots
  4. cause to take roots
  5. dig with the snout; rout; rootle
  6. become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; settle; take root; steady down; settle down

Culver 's root

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n.
  1. a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America; Culvers root; Culver's physic; Culvers physic; whorlywort; Veronicastrum virginicum

Culvers root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America; Culver's root; Culver's physic; Culvers physic; whorlywort; Veronicastrum virginicum
n.
  1. root growing in an unusual location e.g. from a stem

ague root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States; ague grass; Aletris farinosa

anterior root

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n.
  1. one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers; ventral root; ventral horn; anterior horn
n.
  1. fungus causing black root rot in apples; Xylaria mali

blueberry root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally; blue cohosh; papooseroot; papoose root; squawroot; squaw root; Caulophyllum thalictrioides; Caulophyllum thalictroides
n.
  1. fungus causing brown root rot in plants of the pea and potato and cucumber families; Thielavia basicola

celery root

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n.
  1. grown for its thickened edible aromatic root; celeriac; knob celery; root celery; turnip-rooted celery; Apium graveolens rapaceum
  2. thickened edible aromatic root of a variety of celery plant; celeriac
n.
  1. an abnormal condition resulting from compression of spinal nerve roots in the neck region; involves neck pains and muscular weakness and paresthesia; cervical disc syndrome
n.
  1. (mathematics) any number such that a given square matrix minus that number times the identity matrix has a zero determinant; eigenvalue; eigenvalue of a matrix; eigenvalue of a square matrix

chicory root

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n.
  1. the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute; chicory
  2. root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee; chicory

chocolate root

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n.
  1. erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals; water avens; Indian chocolate; purple avens; Geum rivale

colic root

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n.
  1. any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic; colicroot; crow corn; star grass; unicorn root

coral root

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n.
  1. a wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest floor

crested coral root

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n.
  1. orchid with yellowish-brown flowers with dark veins; southeastern Arizona to the eastern United States; Hexalectris spicata

crinkle root

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n.
  1. North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots; crinkleroot; crinkle-root; pepper root; toothwort; Cardamine diphylla; Dentaria diphylla

cube root

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n.
  1. a number that when multiplied three times equals a given number

derris root

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n.
  1. woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowers; the swollen roots contain rotenone; tuba root; Derris elliptica

dorsal root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers; dorsal horn

early coral root

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n.
  1. plant having clumps of nearly leafless pale yellowish to greenish stems bearing similarly colored flowers with white lower lips; northern New Mexico north through South Dakota and Washington to Alaska; pale coral root; Corallorhiza trifida

hairy root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a phase of crown gall (especially in apples) during which there is abnormal development of fine fibrous roots
n.
  1. the root of the horseradish plant; it is grated or ground and used for seasoning; horseradish

licorice root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. root of licorice used in flavoring e.g. candy and liqueurs and medicines

mandrake root

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n.
  1. the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic; mandrake

pale coral root

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n.
  1. plant having clumps of nearly leafless pale yellowish to greenish stems bearing similarly colored flowers with white lower lips; northern New Mexico north through South Dakota and Washington to Alaska; early coral root; Corallorhiza trifida

papoose root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally; blue cohosh; blueberry root; papooseroot; squawroot; squaw root; Caulophyllum thalictrioides; Caulophyllum thalictroides

pepper root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots; crinkleroot; crinkle-root; crinkle root; toothwort; Cardamine diphylla; Dentaria diphylla

pleurisy root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers; butterfly weed; orange milkweed; chigger flower; chiggerflower; tuber root; Indian paintbrush; Asclepias tuberosa

prop root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves
n.
  1. herb of central and southern Europe having purple florets; Prenanthes purpurea
  2. a plant of the genus Nabalus

root beer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. carbonated drink containing extracts of roots and herbs
E.g.
  • The company produces both beer and root beer.
  • For example, safrole was used to flavor root beer until it was shown to be carcinogenic.
  • The restaurant also serves milkshakes, cookies (chocolate chip, macadamia nut, or sugar), sundaes, root beer floats, and concretes.

root beer float

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an ice-cream soda made with ice cream floating in root beer

root canal

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n.
  1. the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
E.g.
  • Eugenol-zinc oxide paste is also used for root canal sealing.
  • EndoSeal MTA, Tech BioSeal MTA are also MTA root canal sealesr.
  • Isolate the tooth with a rubber dam 2. perform root canal treatment.

root cap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. thimble-shaped mass of cells covering and protecting the growing tip of a root

root celery

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. grown for its thickened edible aromatic root; celeriac; celery root; knob celery; turnip-rooted celery; Apium graveolens rapaceum

root cellar

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n.
  1. an excavation where root vegetables are stored; cellar

root climber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a plant that climbs by its adventitious roots e.g. ivy

root crop

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. crop grown for its enlarged roots: e.g. beets; potatoes; turnips

root for

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; pull

root hair

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. thin hairlike outgrowth of an epidermal cell just behind the tip; absorbs nutrients from the soil

root on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; cheer; inspire; urge; barrack; urge on; exhort; pep up

root out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate; deracinate
  2. destroy completely, as if down to the roots; uproot; eradicate; extirpate; exterminate

root rot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. disease characterized by root decay; caused by various fungi
E.g.
  • Powdery mildew, soft brown scale, root rot, and viruses may affect plants.
  • Like many other parts of Tasmania, this area is susceptible to Phytophthora (root rot).
  • Hylastinus obscurus Hylastinus obscurus, known generally as the clover root borer or clover root rot, is a species of crenulate bark beetle in the family Curculionidae.

root system

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a developed system of roots; rootage
E.g.
  • The above then says that formula_58 is a root system.
  • The grass lacks rhizomes but has a well developed root system.
  • Then, as in #Structure, formula_112 where formula_58 is the root system.

root vegetable

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

root word

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; root; base; stem; theme; radical
E.g.
  • Igorot, from the root word "golot" which means mountain.
  • Each root word has an inherent part of speech: nominal, adjectival, verbal, or adverbial.
  • The root word often undergoes umlaut and suffixation as well as receiving the "ge-" prefix.
n.
  1. dried root of any of various plants of the genus Smilax used as a flavoring agent

senega root

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n.
  1. eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots; Seneca snakeroot; Seneka snakeroot; senga root; senega snakeroot; Polygala senega

senga root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots; Seneca snakeroot; Seneka snakeroot; senega root; senega snakeroot; Polygala senega

spotted coral root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common coral root having yellowish- or reddish- or purplish-brown leafless stems bearing loose racemes of similarly colored flowers with white purple-spotted lips; Guatemala to Canada; Corallorhiza maculata

square root

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n.
  1. a number that when multiplied by itself equals a given number
E.g.
  • The positive square root of 2 is constructible.
  • It is the first calculator in the world which includes the square root function.
  • Every nonnegative real number has a square root in R, although no negative number does.

squaw root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally; blue cohosh; blueberry root; papooseroot; papoose root; squawroot; Caulophyllum thalictrioides; Caulophyllum thalictroides

stone root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States; horse balm; horseweed; stoneroot; stone-root; richweed; Collinsonia canadensis

striped coral root

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n.
  1. nearly leafless wildflower with erect reddish-purple stems bearing racemes of pale pinkish and brownish-striped flowers; western Canada to Mexico; Corallorhiza striata

take root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; settle; root; steady down; settle down
E.g.
  • Only in the 1850s did relative stability take root.
  • Underwood's interest in hauntings and psychic matters began to take root at that time.
  • Not long after, the AMGL chapter that the Bulacan martyrs formed began to take root in the province.

taro root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tropical starchy tuberous root; taro; cocoyam; dasheen; edda

tinker 's root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coarse weedy American perennial herb with large usually perfoliate leaves and purple or dull red flowers; feverroot; horse gentian; wild coffee; Triostium perfoliatum

tooth root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support; root

tuba root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowers; the swollen roots contain rotenone; derris root; Derris elliptica

tuber root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers; butterfly weed; orange milkweed; chigger flower; chiggerflower; pleurisy root; Indian paintbrush; Asclepias tuberosa

turmeric root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves; goldenseal; golden seal; yellow root; Hydrastis Canadensis

unicorn root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic; colicroot; colic root; crow corn; star grass

ventral root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers; ventral horn; anterior root; anterior horn

yellow root

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves; goldenseal; golden seal; turmeric root; Hydrastis Canadensis

root cause

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This will narrow down the root cause of the problem while continuous testing.
  • PERC says that government policy is the root cause of much environmental degradation.
  • The graphic is constructed by: This approach tends to converge on a single root cause.

root causes

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E.g.
  • While there were common root causes, the triggers of the riots were different.
  • Inexperience and lack of competence are the commonest root causes of diving fatalities.
  • Rowntree wanted to tackle the root causes of social problems, rather than treating their symptoms.

same root

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E.g.
  • (This was the same root as the English word "atrocious".)
  • A number of terms related to "fatwa" derive from the same root.
  • The word "zakāt" (the obligatory alms) also comes from this same root.

took root

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E.g.
  • The "Irish" never took root among Manx names.
  • It also took root in France, Germany, and Great Britain.
  • George Awsumb’s early career took root in Chicago, Illinois.

root systems

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E.g.
  • See the section below describing Cartan subalgebras and root systems for more details.
  • Crops with limited root systems (corn, soybeans) do not increase organic matter in the soil.
  • Second, grass and legume sods develop extensive root systems that continually grow and die off.

wing root

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E.g.
  • Knocked lumps off wing, was hit in tail wheel and wing root.
  • Fuel is stored in two wing root tanks.
  • At the wing root the plywood skin extended to the trailing edge.

root crops

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E.g.
  • Farms also grew small quantities of potatoes, other root crops, and legumes.
  • The soil, while sandy and a bit acid, supports potatoes, root crops and apple trees.
  • Bread, root crops, and vegetables also contribute to the cadmium in modern populations.
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