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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.
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(Plants) a perennial Mexican agave plant, Polianthes tuberosa, having a tuberous root and spikes of white fragrant lily-like flowers
[C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of lumps; referring to its root]
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tube•rose(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]
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|Noun||1.||tuberose - 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
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