Recent Examples of tuber from the Web
Jicama (a tuber that tastes like an apple) and radish gave the mixture some crunch.
For instance the vegetable segment is broken down into the following types: bulb, root, fruit, leaf, stalk, tuber, inflorescent.
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Origin and Etymology of tuber
Latin, swelling, truffle; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at 1thumb
First Known Use: 1668
TUBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tuber for English Language Learners
: a short, thick, round stem that is a part of certain plants (such as the potato), that grows underground, and that can produce a new plant
TUBER Defined for Kids
Definition of tuber for Students
: a short thick fleshy usually underground stem (as of a potato plant) having buds that can produce new plants
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