Definition of Prongy
1. Adjective. Resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches. "Horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots"
Similar to: Divided
Derivative terms: Prong
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prongy
Literary usage of Prongy
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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1869)
"... The Peruvian guano gave the largest yield, but the tubers were much more prongy and misshapen. Potatoes at harvest-time were worth about 75 cents per ..."
2. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"L. \ More branching and prongy than J and K. Very few plants MI of M came up. ... 1 Very prongy and misshapen; valueless for commercial V- ) purposes. ..."
3. The Nursery-book: A Complete Guide to the Multiplication of Plants by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1896)
"There is still another reason for the prongy and one-sided character of the root-system, of piece-roots. ..."
4. Mass: The Art of John Harris by Ron Tiner, John Harris (1869)
"... more prongy and misshapen. Potatoes at harvest-time were worth about 75 cents per bushel; at that price, I think, the commercial manures us»d paid well. ..."
5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... all top-budding or grafting should be as low in the tree as practicable to prevent the head from becoming "leggy and "prongy. ..."