Definition of tuberose in English:

tuberose

Syllabification: tu·ber·ose
Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞obəˌrōs, -ˌrōz
 
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noun

  • 1A Mexican plant of the agave family, with heavily scented white waxy flowers and a bulblike base. Unknown in the wild, it was formerly cultivated as a flavoring for chocolate; the flower oil is used in perfumery.
    • Polianthes tuberosa, family Agavaceae
    More example sentences
    • Cooling fountains mask traffic noise, while hummingbirds and butterflies explore the charms of tuberoses, heliotrope, and other plants chosen for their sensual appeal.
    • Fragrant tuberoses, jackmentias, succulent cactus varieties, the milky bush and palm varieties, including the Royal Palms, can be used for avenue borders.
    • There, after tilling and amending the soil, he planted roses, perennials, and a smattering of seasonal tubers, such as dahlias and tuberoses.

Origin

mid 17th century: sense 1 from Latin tuberosa, feminine of tuberosus 'with protuberances'; sense 2 from Latin tuberosus.

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