a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, of the agave family, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy-white, lily-like flowers.
How to use tuberose in a sentence
For reply she led him to the room formerly occupied by her aunt, and showed him the tuberose in a quaint pot.A Book o' Nine Tales. | Arlo Bates
In her hands she carried the fragments of the pot which had held the tuberose.A Book o' Nine Tales. | Arlo Bates
It is the tuberose of our gardens, but growing with great vigour and luxuriance.The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
The tuberose is planted in rows in a similar way to the jasmin.
Dee had to admit it, but declared she thought a dog should smell like a dog and not like a tuberose; so the discussion ended.At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins | Nell Speed
British Dictionary definitions for tuberose
a perennial Mexican agave plant, Polianthes tuberosa, having a tuberous root and spikes of white fragrant lily-like flowers
a variant of tuberous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012