Corm meaning

kôrm
A short thick solid food-storing underground stem, sometimes bearing papery scale leaves, as in the crocus or gladiolus.
noun
0
0
A fleshy, thickened, vertical, underground stem, usually having annual segments with a bud at the tip, thin external scale leaves, and roots at the base, as in the gladiolus: corms differ from bulbs in having much more stem tissue and fewer scale leaves.
noun
0
0
A fleshy underground stem that is similar to a bulb but stores its food as stem tissue and has fewer and thinner leaflike scales. The crocus and gladiolus produce new shoots from corms.
0
0
A short, vertical, swollen underground stem of a plant (usually one of the monocots) that serves as a storage organ to enable the plant to survive winter or other adverse conditions such as drought.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of corm

  • New Latin cormus from Greek kormos a trimmed tree trunk sker-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French corme, from Latin cormus, from Ancient Greek κορμοσ (kormos, “trunk stripped of its boughs”)
    From Wiktionary