Translation of "root" - English-Spanish dictionary

root

noun uk /ruːt/

the part of a plant that grows under the ground

raíz
roots [ plural ]

where someone or something originally comes from

raíces
He lives in London but his roots are in Ireland.

(Translation of “root” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

root

noun /ruːt/

the part of a plant that grows under the ground and draws food and water from the soil

raíz
Trees often have deep roots
Carrots and turnips are edible roots.

the base of something growing in the body

raíz
the roots of one’s hair/teeth.

cause; origin

raíz, origen
Love of money is the root of all evil
We must get at the root of the trouble.

(in plural) family origins

raíces
Our roots are in Scotland.
root beer noun

a kind of non-alcoholic drink made from the roots of certain plants

cerveza no alcohólica
a bottle of root beer.
root crop noun

plants with roots that are grown for food

cultivo de raíces
The farm has three fields of root crops.
root out phrasal verb

to pull up or tear out by the roots

arrancar de raíz
The gardener began to root out the weeds.

to get rid of completely

erradicar
We must do our best to root out poverty.
take root

to grow firmly; to become established

echar raíces, arraigar
The plants soon took root.

(Translation of “root” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)