American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstalk, rootstock.
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. Rhizomes may be slender, with wellmarked nodes, as in mints, couchgrass, etc., or thickened with stores of nutriment, as in species of iris, Solomon's-seal, etc. - in the latter case producing at the apex an annual bud which furnishes the aërial shoot of the next season, and gradually dying at the old end. Rhizomes shade off gradually into corms and bulbs on the one hand, and into tubers on the other. See these terms. Also
rhizoma. See also cuts under arrowrootand moniliform.
- n. A horizontal underground stem of some plants that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
- n. philosophy A so-called "image of thought" that apprehends multiplicities. See Rhizome (philosophy).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A rootstock. See rootstock.
- 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)
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“Cattails also “travel” by sending out a horizontal stem called a rhizome not far from the parent plant.”
“Both leaves and flowers have been used in medicine, but the rhizome is the part most frequently used.”
“Each frond grows from a specialized stem called a rhizome which grows sideways at the surface or underground.”
“A rhizome is a rootlike semi to subterranean stem, that usually produces roots below and sends up shoots from the upper surface.”
“Pedro Mealha was inspired by those 3D plywood dinosaur kits when he designed this lamp, called rhizome, the armature of which is a great example of the emerging "router aesthetics" Bruce Sterling wrote about back in MAKE Volume 11.”
“The very singular mode of germination of _Sechium edule_ in which the fruit, instead of rotting, becomes thickened into a kind of rhizome or tuber, is a fact that should not be overlooked in investigating the true nature of the fruit in this order.”
“(The Water Plantain Tribe.) All are aquatic plants, and many contain a fleshy rhizome which is eatable.”
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