Definition of Tuberose

1. Noun. A tuberous Mexican herb having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its spikes of highly fragrant lily-like waxy white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Polianthes Tuberosa
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Polianthes, Polianthes



Definition of Tuberose

1. n. A plant (Polianthes tuberosa) with a tuberous root and a liliaceous flower. It is much cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant white blossoms.

2. a. Tuberous.

Definition of Tuberose

1. Noun. A Mexican tuberous plant (''Polianthes tuberosa'') that has white flowers and grass-like leaves ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tuberose

1. a Mexican herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tuberose

1. A plant (Polianthes tuberosa) with a tuberous root and a liliaceous flower. It is much cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant white blossoms. Origin: Cf. G. Tuberose, F. Tubereuse, NL. Polianthes tuberosa. See Tuberous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tuberose

tuberculum supratragicum
tuberculum syphiliticum
tuberculum thyroideum inferius
tuberculum thyroideum superius
tuberculums
tuberiferous
tuberin
tuberins
tuberless
tuberlike
tuberoid
tuberoids
tuberoinfundibular
tuberoinfundibular tract
tuberon
tuberose (current term)
tuberoses
tuberositas
tuberositas coracoidea
tuberositas costalis
tuberositas deltoidea
tuberositas glutea
tuberositas iliaca
tuberositas musculi serrati anterioris
tuberositas ossis cuboidei
tuberositas ossis metatarsalis primi
tuberositas ossis metatarsalis quinti
tuberositas ossis navicularis
tuberositas phalangis distalis

Literary usage of Tuberose

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"The tuberose reached the zenith of its fame about 1870, while the equally waxy Camellia and the formal Dahlia were still fashionable. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"In recent times the greatest improvementin the tuberose is represented by the ... tuberose Culture by Northern Florists,—tuberoses are chiefly grown by ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"Jasmine and tuberose produce best perfumed grease by enfleurage, but rose, orange, and acacia hot from exposure to the naked fire ; so long as the grease is ..."

4. The Scientific American Cyclopedia of Formulas: Partly Based Upon the 28th by Albert Allis Hopkins (1910)
"Essence of tuberose.—The extrait triple of the flowers, or a still stronger ... In a similar way to essence de tuberose, the finer qualities of essences of ..."

5. Bulbs: A Treatise on Hardy and Tender Bulbs and Tubers by Edward Sprague Rand (1866)
"There are two species of tuberose,—that commonly grown, ... The whole secret of blooming the tuberose successfully is in giving the roots plenty to feed ..."

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