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 The Parisian label’s LoubiKiss fragrance ($300) is composed of jasmine, tuberose and musk. Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, "The most indulgent self-care gifts of 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 The French perfumer Frédéric Malle puts his singular stamp on tuberose with this handblown white and vermillion glass candle. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The 21 Best Scented Candles to Light Up at Home—And How to Make Them Last," 14 Oct. 2020 Finally, for a truly lavish touch, give the gift of scent with Frédéric Malle's Carnal Flower hair mist, which fuses together natural tuberose and white musk to intoxicating effect. Vogue, "12 Luxurious Gifts for That Hair-Obsessed Friend," 26 Nov. 2019 Jasmine, lilac, and tuberose are the main components of mine, which is very much what I’m drawn to. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian Talk Fragrance, Bad Haircuts, and More," 7 Nov. 2019 The lush tuberose of Carnal Flower has been wafting from stylish necks since 2005; the elegant Portrait of a Lady has adorned bejeweled wrists since 2010. April Long, Town & Country, "Jean-Claude Ellena Is the Picasso of Perfume," 24 Sep. 2019 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

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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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“Tuberose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberose. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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