characterized by the presence of rounded or wartlike prominences or tubers.
of the nature of such a prominence.
Botany. bearing tubers.
having the nature of or resembling a tuber.
Origin of tuberous
Related formssem·i·tu·ber·ous, adjective
First recorded in 1640–50, tuberous
is from the Latin
knobby. See tuber1
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Historical Examples of tuberous
Its form is always more or less irregular, roundish, often dimply or tuberous; different from most other Larcoidea.
Shell quite irregular, cloddy, or tuberous, composed of thirty to forty subspherical chambers of nearly the same size.
These plants have tuberous roots, which are so acrid as only to be eaten by the wild-boars.
Some tuberous plants, such as Dahlias, may be pinched with advantage.
These incrustations are however not so injurious as the tuberous and warty patina.
British Dictionary definitions for tuberous
(of plants or their parts) forming, bearing, or resembling a tuber or tubersa tuberous root
anatomy of, relating to, or having warty protuberances or tubers
Word Origin for tuberous
C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of knobs; see tuber
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Producing or bearing tubers.
Being or resembling a knot; nodular; lumpy.
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