root crop

This page is about the collocation root crop

collocation pattern: noun + noun


a plant with roots or other underground parts that can be eaten, like carrots, potatoes, ginger, etc.

For example

  • The soil here is perfect for root crops.

  • If root crops get too much water, the edible parts can rot.

A similar collocation is "root vegetable"

Quick Quiz

Which are root crops?

a. timber and rubber

b. turnips and radishes

c. tulips and cauliflowers

Contributor: Matt Errey