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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This plant is considered invasive in the Chicago region and is very difficult to eradicate because of its thick, tuberous roots.
The living plant, tuberous in shape like ginger, yields bright orange-yellow flesh.
Four O’Clock’ is to dig the tuberous roots in fall and store them in barely moist peat moss in an unheated garage.
In Africa, the starch in similar dishes comes from tuberous root vegetables like cassava.
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.
Plant summer blooming bulbs including cannas, callas, caladiums, dahlias, gladiolus, lilies, tuberose, tuberous begonia, Nerine, Tigridia pavonia and Watsonia.
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Medical Definition of tuberous
: characterized by or being knobby or nodular lesions tuberous xanthomas on the knees
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