Definitions for tuberoseˈtubˌroʊz, ˈtyub-, ˈtu bəˌroʊz, ˈtyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tube•roseˈtubˌroʊz, ˈtyub-, ˈtu bəˌroʊz, ˈtyu-(n.)

  1. a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy white, lilylike flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of tuberose:

1655–65; < NL tuberosa, fem. of L tūberōsus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tuberose, Polianthes tuberosa(noun)

    a tuberous Mexican herb having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its spikes of highly fragrant lily-like waxy white flowers

Wiktionary

  1. tuberose(Noun)

    A Mexican tuberous plant (Polianthes tuberosa) that has white flowers and grass-like leaves

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tuberose(noun)

    a plant (Polianthes tuberosa) with a tuberous root and a liliaceous flower. It is much cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant white blossoms

  2. Tuberose(adj)

    tuberous

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  1. Polianthes tuberosa

    The tuberose is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system. Polianthes means "many flowers" in Greek. In Mexican Spanish the flower is called nardo or vara de San José, which means ‘St. Joseph’s staff’. The tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico along with every other species of Polianthes. It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem. Members of the closely related genus Manfreda are often called "tuberoses". In the Philippines, the plant is also known as azucena, and while once associated with funerals it is now used in floral arrangements for other occasions.

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