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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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Do not harvest root crops for storage when Februarius is over the moon.
but root crops are considered 'inferior' by some quarters.
The area reserved for root crops receives only a general fertilizer while the potato patch alongside is manured but never limed because that causes scab.
He found a way to increase his livestock numbers without raising costs through raising root crops for feed.
Root crops could work, too, for those who push the envelope on the fruit basket tradition.
Some parcels of the land are suitable for growing root crops
We use this to prepare soil for root crops, and it really makes a difference.
Other measures include planting of alternative root crops and vegetables that are drought-tolerant.
Get Access To TOC Covering 200+ Topics: Starchy Roots Market: Static Productivity of Root Crops to Confine Growth Roots and tuber crops, or starchy roots, have been historically ignored by national governments, which in turn has led to lower priority for R&D.
Cover remaining root crops on veg plots with straw to stop soil freezing - it makes harvesting easier.
This is the season for root crops and leafy greens, so that means tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and the like are all out of the question.
She is now developing her own enterprise named Fabu-roots, showcasing products made from root crops.