turion

[too r-ee-on, tyoo r-]

Origin of turion

< Latin turiōn- (stem of turiō) young shoot
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turion

noun
  1. 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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