cormous

corm

[kawrm]
noun Botany.
an enlarged, fleshy, bulblike base of a stem, as in the crocus.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin cormus < Greek kormós a tree trunk with boughs lopped off, akin to keírein to cut off, hew

cormlike, adjective
cormoid, adjective
cormous, adjective
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corm (kɔːm)
 
n
Compare bulb an organ of vegetative reproduction in plants such as the crocus, consisting of a globular stem base swollen with food and surrounded by papery scale leaves
 
[C19: from New Latin cormus, from Greek kormos tree trunk from which the branches have been lopped]
 
'cormous
 
adj

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corm
1570s, from Fr. corme, from L. cornum "cornel-cherry" (but applied to service-berries in French); see cornel.
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corm  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (kôrm)  Pronunciation Key 
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.

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