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    root
    /ro͞ot/

    noun

    • 1. the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers: "cacti have deep and spreading roots" Similar radiclerhizomerootstocktuber
    • 2. the basic cause, source, or origin of something: "love of money is the root of all evil" Similar sourceoriginstarting pointseed

    verb

    • 1. cause (a plant or cutting) to grow roots: "root your own cuttings from stock plants" Similar plantbed outsow
    • 2. establish deeply and firmly: "vegetarianism is rooted in Indian culture"

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