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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.
References in classic literature ?
Replacing her sandals she sought among the growing track near the stream for whatever edible berries or tubers might be planted there, and found a couple of varieties that could be eaten raw.
The tubers were generally small, but I found one, of an oval shape, two inches in diameter: they resembled in every respect, and had the same smell as English potatoes; but when boiled they shrunk much, and were watery and insipid, without any bitter taste.
Caldeleugh sent home two tubers, which, being well manured, even the first season produced numerous potatoes and an abundance of leaves.
Some eggs they found, and these he sucked raw, as also he ate roots and tubers which Akut unearthed.
We have been living upon the fat of the land, Ahm, having shown us the edible fruits, tubers and herbs, and twice a week we go out after fresh meat.
In regard to plants, there is another means of observing the accumulated effects of selection--namely, by comparing the diversity of flowers in the different varieties of the same species in the flower-garden; the diversity of leaves, pods, or tubers, or whatever part is valued, in the kitchen-garden, in comparison with the flowers of the same varieties; and the diversity of fruit of the same species in the orchard, in comparison with the leaves and flowers of the same set of varieties.
This tuber seemed like a faint promise of Nature to rear her own children and feed them simply here at some future period.
It is important to go for certified seeds for the best harvest.The land should be prepared to a fine tilth and raised beds made for one to achieve uniform, large and smooth tubers.
Last April, farmers from Alegre and Balutakay planted one crate of seed tubers, or about 30 kilograms or 600 seedlings, and were expected to produce about 600 kilograms of potato tubers.
Unlike many vegetables, sweet potato plants aren't started from seed or from replanted tubers, but are grown from "slips," which are pieces of stem with a few leaves that've been grown from a mother tuber.
The aim of current study was to evaluate the response of potato plants to foliar application of some plant growth stimulants (amino acids mixture, chitosan and potassium silicate)and their effect on vegetative growth, tubers yield and nutritional value, grown under newly reclaimed sandy soil.
The disease starts with brown patches on the leaves from June, especially in warm, damp weather, then the stems turn brown or black and collapse, and the tubers will rot.