a perennial Mexican plant (Polianthes tuberosa) of the agave family, growing from a tuber or bulb and having white, sweet-scented flowers borne in racemes
Origin of tuberoseModern Latin tuberosa ; from Classical Latin tuberosus, tuberous
Variant of tuberous.
A tuberous perennial Mexican plant (Polianthes tuberosa) having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its highly fragrant white flowers, which yield an essential oil formerly used in perfumery.
Origin of tuberoseFrom New Latin t&umacron;ber&omacron;sa, species name, from feminine of Latin t&umacron;ber&omacron;sus, full of lumps, from t&umacron;ber, lump; see tuber.