turion

noun tu·ri·on \ˈt(y)u̇rēˌän\

Definition of turion

plural

-s

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

turioniferous

\¦t(y)u̇rēə¦nif(ə)rəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of turion

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


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