Definition of corm in English:

corm

Syllabification: corm
Pronunciation: /kôrm
 
/

noun

  • A rounded underground storage organ present in plants such as crocuses, gladioli, and cyclamens, consisting of a swollen stem base covered with scale leaves. Compare with bulb ( sense 1), rhizome.
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    • Clonal progeny may be produced by stolons, runners, rhizomes, tubers, buds on bulbs, corms and roots, layering of stems, and agamospermous seed.
    • Bulbs are geophytes including flower-producing bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes with underground storage systems.
    • The primary bulb species used for gardens and landscapes include: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots, rhizomes, and enlarged hypocotyls.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin cormus, from Greek kormos 'trunk stripped of its boughs'.

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