tuberous

adjective

tu·​ber·​ous ˈtü-b(ə-)rəs How to pronounce tuberous (audio)
ˈtyü-
1
: consisting of, bearing, or resembling a tuber
2
: of, relating to, or being a plant tuber or tuberous root of a plant

Examples of tuberous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But his profile lists several medical reports of children born with rare genetic diseases, including tuberous sclerosis and primary ciliary dyskenesia. Katie Camero, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2024 Specialty camps are also offered for kids with disabilities, immune disorders, cancer, heart disease, juvenile arthritis, tuberous sclerosis, diabetes, cerebral palsy and those grieving the death of a family member or friend. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 18 Jan. 2024 Planting/Propagation Plant dahlias, gladioli, and tuberous begonias in mid-May. oregonlive, 1 May 2022 After mating with one female, tuberous bush crickets were ready to mate again within an hour, while other species with smaller testes took as long as five days to be ready. Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2010 Bulbs: Asiatic lilies, achimenes, African iris, agapanthus, amaryllis, Amazon lily, blackberry lily, blood lily, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, dahlia, eucharis lily, gingers, gladioli, gloriosa lily, society garlic, tuberous begonias, and rain lily. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Apr. 2023 This late Pleistocene diet spanned everything from large mammals to small mollusks, to a wide array of tuberous taros and yams. Karen Coates, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2016 This tuberous plant is dormant in the summer, but in autumn its rounded dark green leaves, often marked with silver, begin to appear and remain attractive until spring. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2022 Take fuchsia and tuberous begonias, two of the staples in Alaska containers that should not be hit by a frost and should be stored for the winter season. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuberous was in 1650

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“Tuberous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberous. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

tuberous

adjective
tu·​ber·​ous ˈt(y)ü-b(ə-)rəs How to pronounce tuberous (audio)
1
: consisting of, resembling, or producing a tuber
2
: of, relating to, or being a plant tuber

Medical Definition

tuberous

adjective
tu·​ber·​ous ˈt(y)ü-b(ə-)rəs How to pronounce tuberous (audio)
: characterized by or being knobby or nodular lesions
tuberous xanthomas on the knees

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