from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstalk, rootstock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A horizontal underground stem of some plants that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
- n. A so-called "image of thought" that apprehends multiplicities. See Rhizome (philosophy).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rootstock. See rootstock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a stem of root-like appearance, horizontal or oblique in position, lying on the ground or subterranean, bearing scales instead of leaves, and usually producing from its apex a leafy shoot or scape.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
Greek rhizōma, mass of roots, from rhizoun, to cause to take root, from rhiza, root.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)