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tuberose1

[toob-rohz, tyoob-, too-buh-rohz, tyoo-] /ˈtubˌroʊz, ˈtyub-, ˈtu bəˌroʊz, ˈtyu-/
noun
1.
a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, of the agave family, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy-white, lily-like flowers.
Origin of tuberose1
1655-1665
1655-65; < New Latin tuberosa, the specific epithet, feminine of Latin tūberōsus tuberose2

tuberose2

[too-buh-rohs, tyoo-] /ˈtu bəˌroʊs, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
Origin
1695-1705; < Latin tūberōsus knobby. See tuber1, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for tuberose

tuberose

noun (ˈtjuːbəˌrəʊz)
1.
a perennial Mexican agave plant, Polianthes tuberosa, having a tuberous root and spikes of white fragrant lily-like flowers
adjective (ˈtjuːbəˌrəʊs)
2.
a variant of tuberous
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of lumps; referring to its root
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