tube·​rose | \ ˈtü-ˌbrōz How to pronounce tuberose (audio) , 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

Examples of tuberose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the first day of spring is your happy place, consider this light and subtle bouquet of tuberose and jasmine from Gucci your perfect perfume pick-me-up. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 23 June 2022 This floral fragrance infuses notes of fresh tuberose, dreamy suede accord, intense Timut pepper, and woody patchouli and is bound to earn all of the compliments from friends and friendly strangers (wink, wink) on a night out. Sarah Han, Allure, 24 May 2022 The latest chapter of Her adds blooms with a touch of tuberose and plum, creating a sensual floral juxtaposed with a sweet creaminess. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 13 May 2022 The resulting fragrance is light and airy, laced with tuberose, orange blossom, jasmine and marine accord, which gives it an oceanic, salty effect. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 Do Son captures the scent of Diptyque co-founder Yves Coueslant’s childhood summers in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam: sea breeze, with floral scents of jasmine, tuberose and orange blossom. Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Over time, sandalwood and tuberose emerge, adding a richness to the composition that lingers on for hours. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2022 To create a more profound sense of intimacy, the aroma blooms with a voluptuous bouquet of intense tuberose, the signature heart of music, and a hint of luscious plum. Emerald Elitou, Essence, 28 Mar. 2022 Jade takes a tranquil turn with its opening burst of blackcurrant and bergamot leading to a creamy finish of tuberose and jasmine. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tuberose

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tuberose

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

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1 Jul 2022

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“Tuberose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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