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turion

[too r-ee-on, tyoo r-] /ˈtʊər iˌɒn, ˈtyʊər-/
noun, Botany
1.
a small shoot, as of asparagus or certain aquatic plants, from which a new plant can develop.
Origin of turion
< 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
Word Origin
C17: from French turion, from Latin turio shoot
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