Definition of Genus Tuber
1. Noun. Type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Tuberaceae, Tuberaceae
Member holonyms: Earth-ball, Earthnut, Truffle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tuber
Literary usage of Genus Tuber
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"This section includes the genus Tuber, the Common Truffle, and Rhizopogon, ... The genus Tuber has a closed uterus marbled internally with veins ..."
2. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"The asci contain only a small number of spores ; in the case of the true truffles (genus Tuber) they are usually only four in number, and generally have a ..."
3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1903)
"... species of the genus Tuber, seven of which he describes as new. In view of these facts the occurrence of a species of Tuber in the interior of the ..."
4. A Complete pronouncing medical dictionary: Embracing the Terminology of by Joseph Thomas (1885)
"A common name of everal species of fungi of the genus Tuber. They ;ive a rich, aromatic flavor. ..."
5. The Intellectual Observer (1866)
"... the modifications are not less numerous than in the first division. In the genus Tuber itself, which is the most typical, while Tuber melano- sporum, ..."