Origin of rhizome
Examples from the Web for rhizome
Organizations such as Rhizome have been archiving such work even longer and have over 2,000 pieces online.
The rhizome contains an acid resin and volatile oil, starch and gum.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
Jup was not forgotten, and he ate with relish some stone-pine almonds and rhizome roots, with which he was abundantly supplied.Abandoned|Jules Verne
The rhizome, which is the officinal part, though yellow in the recent root, becomes of a dark yellowish-brown by age.
British Dictionary definitions for rhizome
Word Origin for rhizome
Word Origin and History for rhizome
1832, from Modern Latin rhizoma, from Greek rhizoma "mass of tree roots," from rhizoun "cause to strike root, root into the ground, plant," from rhiza "root," probably from PIE *wrad- "branch, root" (cf. Latin radix "root," Old Norse rot "root," Old English wyrt "plant, herb;" see radish).