tuberous root


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

Examples of tuberous root in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sweet potatoes are an edible tuberous root. Jodi Bay, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2021 These gluten-free pancakes are made with cassava flour, which is made from a starchy tuberous root vegetable called a yuca. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2023 Peniocereius roseae: This cactus with a tuberous root is native to Sinaloa, Mexico. Dennis Peck | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 19 May 2022 Charkowski hypothesized, however, that Dug may actually be a tuberous root, a storage root similar to a potato tuber, but lacks buds like the eyes on a potato. Megan Marples, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 In the fall, plant the tuberous root in a sunny location in your garden where the soil is well-drained. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2022 By the 1860s, the tuberous root was nearly extinct, relegated to cemeteries and other unfrequented side plots. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Feb. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuberous root was circa 1668

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“Tuberous root.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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