tuberous root

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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, NOLA.com, 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 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberous%20root. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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