Definitions for tuberˈtu bər, ˈtyu-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tu•berˈtu bər, ˈtyu-(n.)
a thick, fleshy underground stem, as the potato, that bears buds from which new plants may arise.
Origin of tuber:
1660–70; < L tūber bump, swelling. Cf. truffle
a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
Tuber, genus Tuber(noun)
type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, as for example a potato or arrowroot.
A thickened "root-stock".
Origin: From tuber.
a fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a thickened root-stock. See Illust. of Tuberous
a genus of fungi. See Truffle
a tuberosity; a tubercle
Tubers are various types of modified plant structures that are enlarged to store nutrients. They are used by plants to survive the winter or dry months, to provide energy and nutrients for regrowth during the next growing season, and as a means of asexual reproduction. There are both stem and root tubers.
Translations for tuber
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a swelling on the stem or root of a plant, in which food is stored
Potatoes are the tubers of the potato plant.
- عُسْقول: نَبات صالِح للأكْلArabic
- tubérculoPortuguese (BR)
- die KnolleGerman
- hnÿði, rótarhnÿðiIcelandic
- gums; bumbulisLatvian
- غوټه ، بیخ ، مونډPashto
- rot-, stamknölSwedish
- yumru (kök)Turkish
- (植物的)塊莖Chinese (Trad.)
- گلٹي، گومڑاUrdu
- thân, củVietnamese
- （植物的）块茎Chinese (Simp.)
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