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tuber US English

A much thickened underground part of a stem or rhizome, e.g., in the potato, serving as a food reserve and bearing buds from which new plants arise

Tuber in truffle US English

A strong-smelling underground fungus that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned potato, growing chiefly in broadleaved woodland on calcareous soils. It is considered a culinary delicacy and found, especially in France, with the aid of trained dogs or pigs

crown tuber US English

A tuber that functions partly as a root and partly as a stem and bears a cluster of leaves at its summit, such as a carrot, radish, parsnip, etc.

root tuber US English

An underground tuber: see tuber.

parietal tuber US English

= parietal eminence.

tuber cinereum US English

The part of the hypothalamus to which the pituitary gland is attached

potato tuber moth US English

A small grey-brown moth, Phthorimaea operculella (family Gelechiidae), native to tropical America but now a cosmopolitan pest, whose larvae attack potato tubers and other crop plants of the family Solanaceae.

Tuber magnatum in white truffle US English

An underground fungus eaten in Europe as a delicacy

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