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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tū′bėr, n. a knob in roots: a rounded, fleshy underground stem, as in the potato, formed by a part of the stem becoming thick and fleshy: a swelling.—ns. Tuber′culum, Tū′bercule, a little tuber: a small rounded elevation on a bodily organ.—adjs. Tuberif′erous, bearing tubers; Tū′beriform.—ns. Tuberos′ity, Tū′berousness.—adjs. Tū′berous, Tū′berōse, having, or consisting of, tubers: knobbed. [L. tuber, a swelling, from root of L. tumēre, to swell.]
brute, buret, rebut
The numerical value of tuber in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of tuber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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