A Mexican plant with heavily scented white waxy flowers and a bulb-like base. Unknown in the wild, it was formerly cultivated as a flavouring for chocolate; the flower oil is used in perfumery.
- Polianthes tuberosa, family Agavaceae
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- 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.
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variant spelling of tuberous.
mid 17th century: the noun from Latin tuberosa, feminine of tuberosus 'with protuberances'; the adjective from Latin tuberosus.
Definition of tuberose in:
- The US English dictionary