rhizome


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rhizome
Solomon's seal rhizome

rhi·zome

 (rī′zōm′)
n.
A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstock.

[Greek rhizōma, mass of roots, from rhizoun, to cause to take root, from rhiza, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

rhi·zom′a·tous (-zŏm′ə-təs, -zō′mə-) adj.
rhi·zom′ic adj.

rhizome

(ˈraɪzəʊm)
n
(Botany) a thick horizontal underground stem of plants such as the mint and iris whose buds develop new roots and shoots. Also called: rootstock or rootstalk
[C19: from New Latin rhizoma, from Greek, from rhiza a root]
rhizomatous adj

rhi•zome

(ˈraɪ zoʊm)

n.
a rootlike underground stem, commonly horizontal in position, that usu. produces roots below and sends up shoots progressively from the upper surface.
[1835–45; < New Latin rhizoma < Greek rhízōma root, stem = rhizō-, variant s. of rhizoûn to fix firmly, take root (derivative of rhíza root1) + -ma n. suffix of result]
rhi•zom′a•tous (-ˈzɒm ə təs, -ˈzoʊ mə-) adj.
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rhizome

rhi·zome

(rī′zōm′)
A plant stem that grows horizontally under or along the ground and often sends out roots and shoots. New plants develop from the shoots. Ginger, iris, and violets have rhizomes. Also called rootstock. Compare bulb, corm, runner, tuber.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhizome - a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structurerhizome - a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
Translations
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rizóma

rhizome

[ˈraɪzəʊm] Nrizoma m

rhizome

[ˈraɪzəʊm] nrhizome m

rhizome

nRhizom nt, → Wurzelstock m

rhizome

[ˈraɪzəʊm] nrizoma m
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