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tuber

Pronunciation: /ˈtuːbər; ˈtjuːbə(r)/

Translation of tuber in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Botany/Botánica] tubérculo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • By contrast to leaves, potato tubers represent a non-photosynthetic plant tissue that uses a large amount of imported sucrose to synthesize starch as the major carbon store.
    • All enzymes tested could be visualized in growing potato tubers or potato stems.
    • Plant a few tubers now for new potatoes in August and September.
    Example sentences
    • A good thing, too, as everyone soon agreed: despite its beautiful flower, the dahlia tuber is not very tasty!
    • In mild climates, dahlia tubers can overwinter in the ground; in cold climates, dig and store them in a frost-free place until planting time in spring.
    • Vegetative propagation through budding, grafting, tubers, rootstocks and tissue culture are major industries.

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