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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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
     [1913 Webster]

     Note: It is the Pomme blanche of Canadian voyageurs.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       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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