[ toor-ee-on, tyoor- ]
/ ˈtʊər iˌɒn, ˈtyʊər- /
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a small shoot, as of asparagus or certain aquatic plants, from which a new plant can develop.
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Origin of turion
<Latin turiōn- (stem of turiō) young shoot
Words nearby turion
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Example sentences from the Web for turion
Turion, tū′ri-on, n. a shoot from an underground bud, growing upward into a new stem.
British Dictionary definitions for turion
/ (ˈtʊərɪən) /
a perennating bud produced by many aquatic plants: it detaches from the parent plant and remains dormant until the following spring
Word Origin for turion
C17: from French turion, from Latin turio shoot
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