- bulging, knobbed, protuberant, swelling, etc.
- Bot. cylindrical, with swellings at intervals
Origin of toroseClassical Latin torosus, full of muscle, knotty from torus, muscle
Origin of toroseLatin torōsus from torus knot, bulge
(comparative more torose, superlative most torose)
- cylindrical with alternate swellings and contractions; having the surface covered with rounded prominences
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.