"I see your wife is developing a corm," the tree remarked, as James paused for a chat.
Then cut off each stalk about two inches from its junction with the corm.
When a corm commences to grow, the reserve material within it is used up for the benefit of the flowers and leaves.
corm of a Crocus, the investing sheaths or dead leaf-bases stripped off.
corm of Cyclamen, much reduced in size: roots from lower face, leaf-stalks and flower-stalks from the upper.
It has acrid properties, but its corm yields a starch which is known by the name of Portland sago or arrowroot.
The corm of Cyclamen goes on to enlarge and to produce a succession of flowers and leaves year after year.
Colchicum, kol′chi-kum, n. a genus of Liliace—the meadow saffron, its corm or seed used for gout and rheumatism.
The corm becomes the seat of a development of a special visual organ, the Arthropod eye (as opposed to the Chaetopod eye).
One ramus (the endopodite) alone developed—the original axis or corm serving as its basal joint with or without gnathobase.
A fleshy underground stem that is similar to a bulb but stores its food as stem tissue and has fewer and thinner leaflike scales. The crocus and gladiolus produce new shoots from corms. Compare bulb, rhizome, runner, tuber.