tube·​rose ˈtü-ˌbrōz How to pronounce tuberose (audio)
 also  -bə-ˌrōz,
: a Mexican bulbous herb (Polianthes tuberosa) of the agave family cultivated for its spike of fragrant white single or double flowers

Examples of tuberose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notes: Orange flower water absolute Tunisia, neroli blanc, jasmine absolute sambac, tuberose accord, Texas cedarwood, vetiver oil Haiti, opulent musks, amber Sizes: 1.7 oz., 0.27 oz. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 24 Jan. 2024 The sophisticated fragrance packs in notes of tuberose and jasmine, enhanced by unique undertones of the Rangoon creeper plant. Anna Tingley, Variety, 22 Jan. 2024 Rangoon creeper, jasmine bud, and tuberose come together to create a rich blend of white florals that lasts from morning meetings to after-work drinks. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 24 Jan. 2024 This book offers planting and growing tips to create a moon garden, which includes plants and flowers that reflect moonlight, attract nocturnal creatures, and release scent after sundown such as a tuberose and sweet alyssums. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Jan. 2024 Gucci's Bloom Eau de Parfum, which contains notes of tuberose, jasmine, and rangoon creeper. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 July 2023 The fragrance of fresh marigolds and tuberoses mingled with the smell of incense. Suhasini Raj Atul Loke, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Perfumer Louise Turner turned her original composition on its head for the new Riviera version, bringing the bergamot note to the fore and amping up tropical elements like tiare flower and tuberose. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 7 July 2022 One of Robert Piguet's greatest successes, created in 1948, this fragrance is a generous, opulent bouquet of flowers: tuberose, jasmine, gardenia, iris, lily of the valley, carnation... blended with a sunny, vitamin-rich fruit cocktail of peach, mandarin and bergamot. Mélanie Nauche, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2023

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Word History


New Latin tuberosa, specific epithet, from Latin, feminine of tuberosus tuberous, from tuber tuber

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuberose was in 1664

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“Tuberose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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tube·​rose ˈt(y)ü-ˌbrōz How to pronounce tuberose (audio)
: an herb related to the agaves and grown for its spike of fragrant white flowers

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