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tu·ber

 (to͞o′bər, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. A swollen, fleshy, usually underground outgrowth of the stem or rhizome of a plant, such as the potato, bearing buds from which new plant shoots arise.
b. A similar outgrowth of a plant root.
2. A rounded projection or swelling; a tubercle.

[Latin tūber, lump; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

tuber

(ˈtjuːbə)
n
1. (Botany) a fleshy underground stem (as in the potato) or root (as in the dahlia) that is an organ of vegetative reproduction and food storage
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a raised area; swelling
[C17: from Latin tūber hump]

tu•ber

(ˈtu bər, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a thick, fleshy underground stem, as the potato, that bears buds from which new plants may arise.
[1660–70; < Latin tūber bump, swelling. compare truffle]
tu′ber•oid`, adj.

tu·ber

(to͞o′bər)
The thickened part of an underground stem of a plant, such as the potato, bearing buds from which new plant shoots arise. Compare bulb, corm, rhizome, runner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuber - a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storagetuber - a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
water chestnut - edible bulbous tuber of a Chinese marsh plant
groundnut, wild bean, potato bean - nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
Jerusalem artichoke - edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
yam - edible tuber of any of several yams
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
2.tuber - type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically trufflesTuber - type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Tuberaceae, Tuberaceae - family of fungi whose ascocarps resemble tubers and vary in size from that of an acorn to that of a large apple
earth-ball, earthnut, truffle - any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe

tuber

noun
A propagative part of a plant:
Translations
عُسْقول: نَبات صالِح للأكْل
hlízabulva
rodknold
mukula
hnÿîi, rótarhnÿîi
bumbulisgums
hľuza

tuber

[ˈtjuːbəʳ] N (Bot) → tubérculo m

tuber

[ˈtjuːbər] n (BOTANY)tubercule m

tuber

n (Bot) → Knolle f

tuber

[ˈtjuːbəʳ] n (Bot) → tubero

tuber

(ˈtjuːbə) noun
a swelling on the stem or root of a plant, in which food is stored. Potatoes are the tubers of the potato plant.

tu·ber

L. tuber, tuberosidad; nódulo.