Definition of root vegetable in US English:

root vegetable


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was time for more climbing and hiking in the summer, and then came canning, the root vegetable harvest, and weeks of chopping firewood for the winter.’
    • ‘Winter root vegetables contain several nutrients, including calcium, magnesium and vitamin C for the optimum function of the immune system.’
    • ‘We like it with root vegetables, especially potatoes, as well as summer squash.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For the candied root vegetables: Divide vegetables by type into four separate saucepans and cover each with simple syrup.’
    • ‘Each will convince you how healthy, light, and flavorful root vegetable dishes can be.’
    • ‘Another convincing reason to grow beets, in contrast to such root vegetables as carrots or potatoes, is the speed at which they produce a crop.’
    • ‘Buried in this dirt, which remained cool but didn't freeze in the winter - were potatoes, carrots, turnips, and other root vegetables.’
    • ‘Traditionally a mix of beef and root vegetables in a crusty shell, the pasty was easy for tin or copper miners to take along and eat on the go.’
    • ‘The onion rings were about as far removed from the original root vegetable as you can get.’
    • ‘I particularly like the taste of parsnips, but you could substitute other root vegetables (carrots, turnips, celery-root) or better yet, use a mix of several.’
    • ‘The most popular of all root vegetables (after potatoes) is the carrot, which represents 14% of vegetable sales at £31 million.’
    • ‘The winter and early spring diet comprised preserved pork, bread, beans, and root vegetables - filling, if monotonous.’
    • ‘If you'd like to extend the harvest of carrots, turnips and other root vegetables, leave some in the ground to mulch as the weather gets colder.’
    • ‘Folic acid can be found in green leafy vegetables, root vegetables, mushrooms, fruit, nuts and pulses.’
    • ‘Cassava, a hardy root vegetable, is drought-resistant, and will survive when other crops fail due to lack of rainfall.’
    • ‘And I decided to bake the two remaining ones: baking is my favorite cooking method for root vegetables, it brings out their sweetness in a delightful way.’
    • ‘Parsnips are root vegetables like carrots, but unlike carrots they do not resent being grown in soil that has been recently fertilised.’
    • ‘Trudy had taken all of the dried fruits and meats she could find at home, she also brought root vegetables with her like potatoes, beets and a few turnips.’


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