from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thick fleshy young shoot or sucker, such as an emerging stem of asparagus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bud, produced by some aquatic plants, that becomes detached and dormant until the following spring
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as turio.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scaly shoot from a subterranean bud, becoming a new stem, as those annually produced by many perennial herbs, as the asparagus, the hop, and many grasses.
Latin turiō, turiōn-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)