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corm

 (kôrm)
n.
A short thick solid food-storing underground stem, sometimes bearing papery scale leaves, as in the crocus or gladiolus.

[New Latin cormus, from Greek kormos, a trimmed tree trunk; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

corm

(kɔːm)
n
(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]
ˈcormous adj

corm

(kɔrm)

n.
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]
corm′like`, adj.
cor′moid, adj.
cor′mous, adj.

corm

(kôrm)
A fleshy underground stem that is similar to a bulb but stores its food as stem tissue and has fewer and thinner leaf-like scales. The crocus and gladiolus produce new shoots from corms. Compare bulb, rhizome, runner, tuber.

corm

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corm - solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structurecorm - solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and 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

corm

[kɔːm] N (Bot) → bulbo m

corm

nKnolle f

corm

[kɔːm] n (Bot) → cormo
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This result is relevant, because the size of the plant and the flower spike is directly related to corm diameter.
As the plant grows, the food stored within the corm is used up to produce leaves and flowers which, in crocus corms, develop from buds at the top.
Tarom accession had the higher harvesting index, number of leaves, corm diameter, neck diameter to corm diameter ratio, cormlet weight and corm dry matter and the lowest corm height and number of cormlet while the highest total yield and neck diameter was obtained from Hamedan and Langroud accessions respectively (Table 6).
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Native to Africa, the corm lives only one year, but as the parent corm dies, a new corm forms on the top of the old corm.
Corm added that he wished the new government success, hoping to prove to the world that the democratic change is the right track for Lebanon's development.
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