tu·​ber·​ous | \ˈtü-b(ə-)rəs, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuberous 

1 : consisting of, bearing, or resembling a tuber

2 : of, relating to, or being a plant tuber or tuberous root of a plant

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These wrinkled, marble-sized orbs are small, tuberous rhizomes of a sedge grass (cyperus esculentus lativum) that’s been cultivated for millennia around the world. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "What You Need To Know About Tiger Nuts—Plus 9 Ways To Eat (And Drink) Them," 17 Mar. 2017 Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "What to plant now? March offers wide range of gardening opportunities | The Sacramento Bee," 2 Mar. 2018 Petunia, calibrachoa, tuberous begonia, the herb lavender, gladiolas and lilacs are among plants with violet tones. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Pantone color found in nature," 16 Jan. 2018 Angie Sinyard’s six-year-old daughter, Sophia Grace, has tuberous sclerosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors in the brain, eyes, heart, kidneys, skin and lungs. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "North Carolina Class Gives Special Needs Kids The Chance to Dance," 13 Apr. 2017 Shawn Van Doren, OSU Extension Master Gardener A: During the warm growing season, tuberous begonias can be grown outdoors in containers or in the ground., "How do you treat stem canker in a maple tree? Ask an expert," 1 Nov. 2017 Dig up corms and tubers of gladioli, dahlias and tuberous begonias after the foliage dies. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Get bulbs chilling, planted for cheery spring flowers," 20 Oct. 2017 This plant is considered invasive in the Chicago region and is very difficult to eradicate because of its thick, tuberous roots. Tim Johnson,, "How to prevent orange day lilies from taking over your garden," 10 July 2017 The living plant, tuberous in shape like ginger, yields bright orange-yellow flesh. Jenn Tanaka, Orange County Register, "A balancing act," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of tuberous

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tuberous was in 1650

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tu·​ber·​ous | \ˈt(y)ü-b(ə-)rəs \

Medical Definition of tuberous 

: characterized by or being knobby or nodular lesions tuberous xanthomas on the knees

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