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

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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 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

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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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