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[too r-ee-on, tyoo r-]
noun Botany.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples of turion

  • Turion, tū′ri-on, n. a shoot from an underground bud, growing upward into a new stem.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


British Dictionary definitions for turion


  1. a perennating bud produced by many aquatic plants: it detaches from the parent plant and remains dormant until the following spring
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Word Origin for turion

C17: from French turion, from Latin turio shoot
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