turion

[ toor-ee-on, tyoor- ]

nounBotany.
  1. a small shoot, as of asparagus or certain aquatic plants, from which a new plant can develop.

Origin of turion

1
<Latin turiōn- (stem of turiō) young shoot

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turion

/ (ˈtʊərɪən) /


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

Origin of turion

1
C17: from French turion, from Latin turio shoot

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