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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breadroot  \Bread`root"\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  The  root  of  a  leguminous  plant  ({Psoralea  esculenta}),  found 
  near  the  Rocky  Mountains.  It  is  usually  oval  in  form  and 
  abounds  in  farinaceous  matter,  affording  sweet  and  palatable 
  food. 
 
  Note:  It  is  the  Pomme  blanche  of  Canadian  voyageurs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breadroot 
  n  :  densely  hairy  perennial  of  central  North  America  having 
  edible  tuberous  roots  [syn:  {Indian  breadroot},  {pomme 
  blanche},  {pomme  de  prairie},  {Psoralea  esculenta}] 




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