Tuberose definition

to͝obrōz, tyo͝ob-, to͝obə-
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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.
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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.
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A Mexican tuberous plant (Polianthes tuberosa) that has white flowers and grass-like leaves.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tuberose
Plural:
tuberoses

Origin of tuberose

  • From New Latin tūberōsa species name from feminine of Latin tūberōsus full of lumps from tūber lump tuber

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