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A short thick solid food-storing underground stem, sometimes bearing papery scale leaves, as in the crocus or gladiolus.
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(Botany) an organ of vegetative reproduction in plants such as the crocus, consisting of a globular stem base swollen with food and surrounded by papery scale leaves. Compare bulb1
[C19: from New Latin cormus, from Greek kormos tree trunk from which the branches have been lopped]
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an enlarged, fleshy, bulblike base of a plant stem that stores food, as in a crocus.
[1820–30; < New Latin cormus < Greek kormós a tree trunk with boughs lopped off, akin to keírein to cut off, hew]
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A swollen stem that has a bulb-like appearance, but without the scales of true bulbs. Corms usually have a papery outer skin. Unlike tubers, a new corm is produced annually.
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|Noun||1.||corm - solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure|
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corm[kɔːm] N (Bot) → bulbo m
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n → Knolle f
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corm[kɔːm] n (Bot) → cormo
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