tube-rose

tuberose

1 [toob-rohz, tyoob-, too-buh-rohz, tyoo-]
noun
a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, of the agave family, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy-white, lily-like flowers.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin tuberosa, the specific epithet, feminine of Latin tūberōsus tuberose2

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tuberose

2 [too-buh-rohs, tyoo-]
adjective

Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin tūberōsus knobby. See tuber1, -ose1

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tuberose
 
n
1.  a perennial Mexican agave plant, Polianthes tuberosa, having a tuberous root and spikes of white fragrant lily-like flowers
 
adj
2.  a variant of tuberous
 
[C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of lumps; referring to its root]

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