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ˈtu bər, ˈtyu-tu·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tubernoun

    a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage

  2. Tuber, genus Tubernoun

    type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles


  1. tubernoun

    A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, as for example a potato or arrowroot.

  2. tubernoun

    A thickened "root-stock".

  3. Etymology: From tuber.


  1. Tuber

    Tubers are a type of enlarged structure used as storage organs for nutrients in some plants. They are used for the plant's perennation (survival of the winter or dry months), to provide energy and nutrients for regrowth during the next growing season, and as a means of asexual reproduction. Stem tubers form thickened rhizomes (underground stems) or stolons (horizontal connections between organisms); well known species with stem tubers include the potato and yam. Some writers also treat modified lateral roots (root tubers) under the definition; these are found in sweet potatoes, cassava, and dahlias.


  1. tuber

    A tuber is a thickened underground part of a stem or rhizome, like a potato, serving as a food reserve and bearing buds from which new plants can arise. It is typically found in plants that grow in areas where the growing season is short, and they need to store energy and nutrients for the winter season. Tubers are rich in starch and can be consumed by animals and humans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tubernoun

    a fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a thickened root-stock. See Illust. of Tuberous

  2. Tubernoun

    a genus of fungi. See Truffle

  3. Tubernoun

    a tuberosity; a tubercle


  1. Tuber

    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

  1. Tuber

    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.]

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  1. brute

  2. buret

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuber in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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