turion

noun
tu·​ri·​on | \ ˈt(y)u̇rēˌän \
plural -s

Definition of turion

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

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Other Words from turion

turioniferous \ ¦t(y)u̇rēə¦nif(ə)rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for turion

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 11 Aug. 2022.

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