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tuberose

noun tube·rose \ˈtü-ˌbrōz, ˈtyü-, also -bə-ˌrōz, -bə-ˌrōs\

Definition of TUBEROSE

:  a Mexican bulbous herb (Polianthes tuberosa) of the agave family cultivated for its spike of fragrant white single or double flowers

Origin of TUBEROSE

New Latin tuberosa, specific epithet, from Latin, feminine of tuberosus tuberous, from tuber tuber
First Known Use: 1664

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