Tuber Definition

to͝obər, tyo͝o-
tubers
noun
A short, thickened, fleshy part of an underground stem, as a potato: new plants develop from the buds, or eyes, that grow in the axils of the minute scale leaves of a tuber.
Webster's New World
A similar outgrowth of a plant root.
American Heritage
A tubercle or swelling.
Webster's New World
(horticulture) A thickened "root-stock".
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pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Tuberaceae "” true truffles and close relatives.

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Other Word Forms of Tuber

Noun

Singular:
tuber
Plural:
tubers

Origin of Tuber

  • Latin tūber lump teuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin tÅ«ber (“bump, hump, swelling").

    From Wiktionary

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