Sunday, 18 March 2018



1. the organ of a higher plant that anchors the rest of the plant in the ground, absorbs water and mineral salts from the soil, and does not bear leaves or buds
2. any plant part, such as a rhizome or tuber, that is similar to a root in structure, function, or appearance
3. the essential, fundamental, or primary part or nature of something
4. (anatomy) the embedded portion of a tooth, nail, hair, etc.
5. origin or derivation, esp as a source of growth, vitality, or existence
6. (plural) a person's sense of belonging in a community, place, etc. in particular the one in which he was born or brought up
7. an ancestor or antecedent
8. (Bible) . a descendant
9. the form of a word that remains after removal of all affixes; a morpheme with lexical meaning that is not further sub-divisible into other morphemes with lexical meaning
10. (mathematics) . a number or quantity that when multiplied by itself a certain number of times equals a given number or quantity
11. a number that when substituted for the variable satisfies a given equation
12. (music) . (in harmony) the note forming the foundation of a chord
13. (Australian and New Zealand) (slang) sexual intercourse
14. (intr.) to put forth or establish a root and begin to grow
15. (intr.) to become established, embedded, or effective
17. (trans.) to fix or embed with or as if with a root or roots
18. (Australian and New Zealand) (slang) to have sexual intercourse (with)

-verb (intr.)
1. (of a pig) to burrow in or dig up the earth in search of food, using the snout
2. (followed by “about”, “around”, “in”, etc.) (informal) to search vigorously but unsystematically

(intr.) (usually followed by “for”) (informal) to give support to (a contestant, team, etc.), as by cheering


For winter roots

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