"A plant's root system is like the engine of a car-the larger it is, the more power it develops; likewise, the larger the root system, the better the plant that will grow, giving bigger flowers."
"Bamboo's root system is like a net and hold soil together so it prevents erosion."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.