Origin of taproottap + root
The main root of a plant, usually stouter than the lateral roots and growing straight downward from the stem.
Origin of taprootFrom tap 2
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.
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- However, if you are not careful, you can tear the taproot, which simply causes regeneration of the weed.
- The root of the plant grows from one main taproot.