tuberous root


Definition of tuberous root

: a thick fleshy storage root (as of a dahlia) that is like a tuber but lacks buds or scale leaves

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Other Words from tuberous root

tuberous-rooted \ ˈtü-​b(ə-​)rəs-​ˌrü-​təd How to pronounce tuberous root (audio) , -​ˌru̇-​ , ˈtyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of tuberous root in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This tuberous root produces the flowers for the beautiful ribbons of color at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Jodi Bay, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2021 Jicama, common in Mexico, is an edible tuberous root and can get quite big. Judy Walker,, 23 Sep. 2020 The iconic lifestyle persists: Just that morning in another Hadza camp called Sengele, an hour's walk away, women and children were digging tuberous roots for food. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of tuberous root

circa 1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tuberous root was circa 1668

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14 Sep 2021

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“Tuberous root.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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