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tube·rose 1

 (to͞ob′rōz′, tyo͞ob′-, to͞o′bə-)
A tuberous perennial Mexican plant (Polianthes tuberosa) having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its highly fragrant white flowers, which yield an essential oil formerly used in perfumery.

[From New Latin tūberōsa, species name, from feminine of Latin tūberōsus, full of lumps, from tūber, lump; see tuber.]

tu·ber·ose 2

 (to͞o′bə-rōs′, tyo͞o′-)
Variant of tuberous.


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


(ˈtubˌroʊz, ˈtyub-, ˈtu bəˌroʊz, ˈtyu-)

a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy white, lilylike flowers.
[1655–65; < New Latin tuberosa, feminine of Latin tūberōsus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuberose - a tuberous Mexican herb having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its spikes of highly fragrant lily-like waxy white flowerstuberose - a tuberous Mexican herb having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its spikes of highly fragrant lily-like waxy white flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Polianthes, Polianthes - genus of perennial tuberous herbs having lily-like flowers; Mexico; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae
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The trunks being now ready, he DE- after kissing his mother and sisters, and once more pressing to his bosom his adored Gretchen, who, dressed in simple white muslin, with a single tuberose in the ample folds of her rich brown hair, had tottered feebly down the stairs, still pale from the terror and excitement of the past evening, but longing to lay her poor aching head yet once again upon the breast of him whom she loved more dearly than life itself, PARTED.
In the court he met little Eva,--a crown of tuberoses on her head, and her eyes radiant with delight.
No, no, Albert, but you know these roses, tuberoses, and orange-flowers throw out at first, before one is used to them, such violent perfumes.
com)-- Terranova[R], purveyors of premium bath, body, and fragrances since 1970, announced today that they will donate 5% of the proceeds from the sale of Terranova[R] Tuberose Collection products and Terranova[R] Limited Edition "Pamper with A Purpose" gift sets, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Infused with a tuberose flower, this divine smelling coconut oil is a multi-use potion you can use from top to toe.
It contrasts sophisticated florals like jasmine sambac, tuberose fir abs and stargazer lilies with accords of cashmere woods, labdanum and patchouli blend.
And then when explosive and succulent tuberose does appear, it's tempered by velvety champaca and tea-like osmanthus, and sustained by reliable base notes-sandalwood, musk, amber, and benzoin resin.
From her Cologne Intense collection, Tuberose Angelica is based around "the queen of white florals" with a hint of spiciness from Angelica.
Feminine and tomboy, Peony and tuberose blends with citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli anchored by earthy vetiver.
It opens to sparkling notes of bergamot, pear and lily and reveals a sensuous floral combination of ylang-ylang, absolute tuberose and absolute jasmine.
The tuberose was a new plant brought to Versailles from Mexico, and was considered to have the power to awaken erotic desire.
1 YSL Manifesto Intense L'Elixir, from PS50 Dark, sexy, and not for shy types, with notes of Arabian jasmine, tuberose (the deepest, most sensual of the rose notes) and ambergris.

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