tube·​rose | \ˈtü-ˌbrōz, 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

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Soap and Paper Factory: With heady top notes of jasmine and tuberose, Midnight evokes evening in a tropical garden. Joshua Lyon, Country Living, "5 Perfumes You Can Take Anywhere," 11 Mar. 2013 Notes include pink grapefruit, anjou pear, and water lily at the top; gardenia, tiare flower, and tuberose at the middle; sandalwood, solar amber, and musk at the base. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "What People Really Think Of Kim Kardashian West's New Perfume Crystal Gardenia," 15 Nov. 2017 Visit with the gardener whose jasmine, rose, and tuberose are grown exclusively for Dior—her flowers bloom from May through mid-October—and learn about a family that’s been hand-picking the world’s most sought-after petals for generations. Fortune, "5 Spectacular, New Ways to Experience the French Countryside," 28 June 2018 For a brief moment, the fragrances of blackcurrant, tuberose, heliotrope and iris mingled with the smoky notes of Indonesian wood or Greek figs would wash over me. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The Untold Story Behind Paris’s Most Charming Boutique," 21 June 2018 The air was fragranced with Mexican tuberoses, and the lobster curry was a triumph. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "A Tour Of Havana’s Museums and Architecture Reveals The City’s Hidden History," 20 Apr. 2018 Next, take an early morning walk through the busy, yet wonderfully fragrant, flower market, Phool Mandi, where heaps of colorful tuberoses and roses are sold out of sacks and saris. Monica Mendal, Vogue, "A Decadent Visit to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s Fabled Pink City," 23 Jan. 2018 Cue strong scents such as amber, jasmine, musk and tuberose that were intended to mask persistent odors. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Home Fragrances: A Brief History, From Ancient Egypt To Today," 5 Aug. 2016 The fragrance, with its potent concentration of tuberose, held up in both bottles. John Brodie, Town & Country, "Why Some Perfumers Are Betting That Fragrance Gets Better With Age," 30 Apr. 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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