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Root vegetable

Root vegetables are underground plant parts used as vegetables.

They are called root vegetables for lack of a better generic term, but include both true roots such as tuberous roots and taproots, as well as non-roots such as tubers, rhizomes, corms, and bulbs.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Root vegetable", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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