Definition of cormel in English:

cormel

noun

  • A small corm growing at the side of a mature corm.

    • ‘Also remove and label the small cormels and place in a paper bag for storage for future planting.’
    • ‘Gladiolus is propagated from cormels which grow in clusters on stolons between mother and daughter corms.’
    • ‘These cormels are planted after the dormancy period when the roots at the base indicate swelling.’
    • ‘As the plant grew, the end of the old corm died progressively from the bottom, and new secondary corms or cormels grew from one or more lateral buds.’
    • ‘Before putting the corms and cormels into storage, dust them with an insecticide for thrip control.’
    • ‘If a new cormel is large, it may produce flowers the following year, but normally it takes two to three years.’
    • ‘Varieties that produce cormels are considered to have a superior flavour and texture.’
    • ‘Species grown mainly for their tubers are: Xanthosoma sagittifolium (yellow yautia), whose small cormels around the central corm are called ‘nut eddos’ in the W. Indies; and X. violaceum (primrose malanga).’
    • ‘If the tiny cormels are desired for future propagation, dig carefully and sort by varieties immediately.’
    • ‘For this reason it is desirable to save cormels to develop a constant supply of young, vigorous corms.’
    • ‘The lower part of the corm produces numerous roots and several cormels which arise from its axillary buds.’
    • ‘Dasheen is ready for harvest when all or most of the cormels have become dormant; that is, when the leaves have dried.’
    • ‘For tender plants like gladiolus, store the corms and cormels in a cool, dry place over winter and plant in spring.’
    • ‘Branched stolons could be found through the period of cormel formation and each of them produced a cormel at the tip.’
    • ‘Hot water treatments are an effective way to control nematodes in dormant cormels of dasheen cultivars used for planting.’
    • ‘The cormels are used for human consumption while the corms are used for animal feeding.’
    • ‘Each cormel can be pulled from the corm and planted to create a new plant.’
    • ‘If you have bulbs in your garden, you can dig them up and break apart the clumps of bulbs, planting the bulblets and cormels independently as you would a bulb.’
    • ‘Corms and cormels that are planted immediately after treatment will sprout within 3 to 4 weeks.’
    • ‘Inoculated plants produced larger daughter corms and more cormels than uninoculated plants, and allocated more biomass to the corms than the cormels, which lowered the average weight of the cormels.’

Pronunciation

cormel

/ˈkɔːm(ə)l/