taproot

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tap +‎ root. The oldest use (by Philemon Holland) is spaced as tap root. In the 18th and 19th centuries the standard spelling was tap-root.

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taproot (plural taproots)

  1. (botany) A long, tapering root possessed by many plants (such as carrots and dandelions). [from early 17th c.]

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