One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thick and fleshy root like a tuber but without buds, as in the dahlia.
- ‘The leafy stems, bearing terminal preformed flower buds, sprout from the underground tuberous roots in early spring.’
- ‘If planting a tuberous root, place the root horizontally in the bottom of the hole with the growth bud pointing toward the stake.’
- ‘The primary bulb species used for gardens and landscapes include: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots, rhizomes, and enlarged hypocotyls.’
- ‘A floating leaf with a cluster of tuberous roots can easily break from its floating branch to establish a new stand.’
- ‘Its tuberous roots have a very strange shape; thick fleshy roots fan out in all directions from a central hub.’
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