tuberose

noun
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

Examples of tuberose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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 Starting this weekend festival vendors will also begin selling gladiolas and fragrant tuberoses, both of which are important in year-end prayers for ancestors, another cornerstone of Tet. Lori Basheda, latimes.com, "Flower Festival in Westminster sets the scene for Tet," 9 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tuberose.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tuberose

Statistics for tuberose

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tuberose

The first known use of tuberose was in 1664

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on tuberose

See words that rhyme with tuberose

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tuberose

Comments on tuberose

What made you want to look up tuberose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!