plural -s
: a scaly shoot (as of asparagus and some duckweeds) developed from a bud on a subterranean or submerged rootstock

Word History


New Latin turion-, turio, from Latin, sprout, tendril, young branch; probably akin to Latin tumēre to swell, be swollen

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“Turion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turion. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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