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tuberose

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[ toob-rohz, tyoob-, too-buh-rohz, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtubˌroʊz, ˈtyub-, ˈtu bəˌroʊz, ˈtyu- /
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noun

a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, of the agave family, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy-white, lily-like flowers.

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Origin of tuberose

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1655–65; <New Latin tuberosa, the specific epithet, feminine of Latin tūberōsustuberose2

Definition for tuberose (2 of 2)

tuberose2
[ too-buh-rohs, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu bəˌroʊs, ˈtyu- /

adjective

Origin of tuberose

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First recorded in 1695–1705, tuberose is from the Latin word tūberōsus knobby. See tuber1, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for tuberose

tuberose

noun (ˈtjuːbəˌrəʊz)

a perennial Mexican agave plant, Polianthes tuberosa, having a tuberous root and spikes of white fragrant lily-like flowers

adjective (ˈtjuːbəˌrəʊs)

a variant of tuberous

Word Origin for tuberose

C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of lumps; referring to its root
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