КОРЕНЬ _|_ ROOT / KOREN [ˈkorʲɪnʲ]         

Hint with an alternative definition: imagine any roots under the ground or near a rock (carrot, onions, corms, coriander, corn, kumara, Korean ginseng or root crop to rend & eat), or it is like an anti-crown underground organ of a tree / it is a core & a kernel (the root of something)

Hints with translation + consonant words (by sounds or letters): like a coroner — a cop who is searching for roots of crime

Russian pro-tip: крона > кора (ствол) > корень (не крона)

Mental visualization: K (roots) + ОР (root crops) + ЕН (roots) + ь (root crops)