tuberose

noun
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 Notes include Italian bergamot, something called Sparkling Pink Puff Violet Accord, tuberose, jasmine, sweet lilac blossom, and musks and woods. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are Releasing KKW Fragrances With Sister Kim," 29 Oct. 2019 The new Infinite Candle is available in Year & Day's four signature hues: Daybreak: tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom, lemon; Fog: sea salt, sage, eucalyptus; Moon: rosemary, lavender, mint, moss; and Midnight: cedarwood, vetiver, smoke, rose. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Year & Day's New Scented Candles Will Make Your Home a Sanctuary," 17 Oct. 2019 At $55 per pack, Diptyque's skin stickers come infused with the fragrances L'Ombre dans L'eau (rose and black currant), Eau Rose (a culmination of varying rose scents), and Do Son (tuberose and sea salt). Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Diptyque Turned Its Popular Fragrances into Perfumed Stickers, Bracelets, and Brooches — I Tried Them All," 6 Sep. 2019 The plant itself is surprising: Despite its name, a tuberose is not a rose. April Long, Town & Country, "Is Tuberose the Sexiest Fragrance Note?," 13 Sep. 2019 The aristocratic spritz dries down to a bouquet of tuberose, violet, iris, and Bulgarian rose. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "6 Royal-Worn Perfumes That Are Fit for Non-Princesses Too," 30 Mar. 2019 Southern California Plant summer-blooming bulbs, corms, and tubers, including acidanthera, agapanthus, tuberous begonias, caladiums, calla lilies, dahlias, daylilies, gladiolus, iris, ixia, montbretias, tiger flowers, tuberoses, and watsonias. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018 For florals, Chopra turned to BAZAAR Top Florist, Jenya Flowers, who created a clutch of tuberose, the bride's favorite flower, among other ivory blooms for her walk down the aisle. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas' Wedding: Everything You Need to Know," 4 Dec. 2018 Perfumania also has the DL on the fragrance notes: top notes of red berries, plum, and peach; mid notes of hibiscus flower, violet, tuberose, and coconut water; and base notes of vanilla, patchouli, amber, and musk. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Rihanna Just Dropped Reb'l Fleur Love Always, a Remix of Her Very First Fragrance," 29 Aug. 2018

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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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18 Nov 2019

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“Tuberose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberose. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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