Definition of cormel in English:

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cormel

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːm(ə)l/

noun

A small corm growing at the side of a mature corm.
Example sentences
  • As the plant grew, the end of the old corm died progressively from the bottom, and new secondary corms or cormels grew from one or more lateral buds.
  • Species grown mainly for their tubers are: Xanthosoma sagittifolium (yellow yautia), whose small cormels around the central corm are called ‘nut eddos’ in the W. Indies; and X. violaceum (primrose malanga).
  • If the tiny cormels are desired for future propagation, dig carefully and sort by varieties immediately.
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