Root vegetable

plant root used as a vegetable

Root vegetables are roots of plants, which are used as vegetables. In this context, the term root is used to refer to an underground part of the plant. This is not necessarily its root, in the biological sense.

Root vegetables. (A) Turnip (B) Celidonia menor, Ranunculus ficaria, (C) Rutabaga, (D) Sweet potatoes, (E) Radishes, (F) Carrots

Examples of root vegetables are carrots, potatoes, radishes, turnips, and onions.