brown root

brown root

[′brau̇n ‚rüt]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of numerous tropical plants, such as coconut and rubber, caused by Hymenochaete noxia and characterized by defoliation and by incrustation of the roots with earth and stones held together by brown mycelia.
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There was the wild yam, and a liliaceous plant called Ti, which grows in abundance, and has a soft brown root, in shape and size like a huge log of wood: this served us for dessert, for it is as sweet as treacle, and with a pleasant taste.
The tree, listed as LCSD CS/94 on the Register of Old & Valuable Trees, was found to have been infected with brown root rot disease in May.
And in early December, an Algerian driver was killed and nine passengers - including eight foreigners - were injured in a bomb attack on a bus carrying employees of US/Algerian construction company Brown Root Condor.
That bill increased to half a billion pounds when it was announced that the newly expanded Carriers Alliance ( involving lead contractors BAE Systems and Thales, physical integrator Kellogg Brown Root, along with Babcock in Rosyth and VT in Southampton ( had been granted a further pounds 300m to refine the design of the vessels.
Amec now ranks with such giants as ABB, Bechtel, Kellogg Brown Root and Fluor (a company with which it is incidentally in partnership in Iraq in restoring electricity supplies).
The companies taking part include British Airways Maintenance, Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Brown Root and Marshall, General Electric, and Nordam.
He adds: "However, we were working on a brown root barge which was moored alongside a Shell platform when we were informed that a gale force two was almost upon us.
6bn worth still to be allocated by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, headed by US firm Kellogg Brown Root (KBR).
A multi-billion pound contract, which could bring thousands of jobs to Tyneside, has moved a step closer after the Government agreed a deal with US company Kellogg Brown Root (KBR).
With thousands of North-East jobs riding on the carriers, new project manager Kellogg Brown Root (KBR) is in the midst of a 100-day programme to decide on a revised build strategy for the carriers.
Loosen the soil, removing up to half, along with the dead brown roots that have collected at the base of the soil ball.
Treatment 5 contained brown roots from treatment 4.