Definition of rhizome
: a somewhat elongated usually horizontal subterranean plant stem that is often thickened by deposits of reserve food material, produces shoots above and roots below, and is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scalelike leaves
rhizomicplay \rī-ˈzō-mik, -ˈzä-\ adjective
Recent Examples of rhizome from the Web
Fresh ginger is $2.99 per pound at Whole Foods, $1.29 at Jewel (for relatively wizened rhizomes), and 69 cents at Patel Brothers (2610 W. Devon), which has the healthiest-looking stock of the three.
Controlling spread Many perennials and tropicals spread by underground rhizomes -- some fast and some slow.
Pruning needs: Remove old foliage in late fall or winter and divide rhizomes every few years.
These spreading bamboos move by thick underground stems called rhizomes, which can grow over 100 feet from the original planting.
The rhizome can be dried and ground into fine powder — this is the form of turmeric sold in spice shops across the world, and what gives curry its signature golden hue.
Don’t plant them too deeply: Leave the top of the rhizome slightly exposed.
Real wasabi is damned expensive—about $70 a half-pound for the rhizome, the most potent part—and thus a tough pill to swallow for sushi houses that are expected to provide unlimited complementary scoops of green sinus slayer.
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RHIZOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rhizome for English Language Learners
botany : a thick plant stem that grows underground and has shoots and roots growing from it
Medical Definition of rhizome
: a usually horizontal subterranean plant stem that is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scalelike leaves
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