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.
In order to ensure public safety, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (August 29) removed an Old and Valuable Tree (OVT) at Luen Wan Street Sitting-out Area (SOA) in Mong Kok, which was infected with brown root rot (BRR) disease and posed a potential risk of collapse.
The brown root stink bug, Scaptocoris castanea (Perty, 1830) (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) is the most common pest species occurring in agricultural areas of the Brazilian Cerrado.
The charges relate to a case involving engineering company Kellogg Brown Root (KBR), which last year admitted bribing Nigerian officials to win the contract for the construction of natural gas plant in Nigeria's Niger Delta.
Paralympics, major sponsors included Anthem Life, Ariel Corporation, Battelle, The Chart Group, Darby Foundation, Franklin Templeton Investments, Fournier Family Foundation, Genatt Associates, Heisman Trophy Trust, HUB Financial Charities, Kellogg, Brown Root, Moore Capital Management, No Bats Baseball Club, Non Commissioned Officers Association, PING, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club Charitable Foundation, Tee It Up For The Troops, Trijicon, Phoenix Beverages, and others.
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.
Sarsaparilla has a very long yellow or brown root and does not transplant easily, which is why I planted the wood with it so there was no root disturbance.
The non-existent job offers were for hotel and factory work involving a supposed Swiss employer named KBR or Kelloggs Brown Root Company.
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.