[toob-rohz, tyoob-, too-buh-rohz, tyoo-]
- a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, of the agave family, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy-white, lily-like flowers.
Origin of tuberose1
1655–65; < New Latin tuberosa, the specific epithet, feminine of Latin tūberōsus tuberose2
Origin of tuberose2
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Examples from the Web for tuberose
The rattle-snake-herb has a bulbous root, like that of the tuberose, but twice as large.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
No collection of garden flowers is complete without the Tuberose.Your Plants
The Tuberose may be used in the garden with the same effect as the Gladiolus.A Garden with House Attached
Sarah Warner Brooks
What flower can be whiter, sweeter, and more lovely than the Tuberose?Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
In her hands she carried the fragments of the pot which had held the tuberose.A Book o' Nine Tales.
- a perennial Mexican agave plant, Polianthes tuberosa, having a tuberous root and spikes of white fragrant lily-like flowers
- a variant of tuberous
C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of lumps; referring to its root