from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short thick solid food-storing underground stem, sometimes bearing papery scale leaves, as in the crocus or gladiolus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short, vertical, swollen underground stem of a plant (usually one of the monocots) that serves as a storage organ to enable the plant to survive winter or other adverse conditions such as drought.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A solid bulb-shaped root, as of the crocus. See bulb.
- n. Same as Cormus, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a bulb-like, solid, fleshy subterranean stem, producing leaves and buds on the upper surface and roots from the lower, as in the cyclamen.
- n. In zoology, a cormus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure
Tribes that have more contact with modern medicine take the root, known as a corm, and crush it for use as a topical remedy for snake bites, Morgan said.
In bananas these offsets are called suckers, but because they grow from the corm, which is an underground swollen stem, they are in fact offsets.
"It's called a corm, and the plant smells stronger, too."
This ground-covering bulb (actually called a corm) is poisonous, as is every part of the plant, which is why it's used in homeopathic remedies for gout.
The plant absorbs immense amount of sunlight energy with its vast leaves and stores the energy in its corm, which is located underground.
The [[plant]] takes in immense amount of sunlight energy with its enormous [[leaves]] and stores the energy in its corm, which is located underground.
The Konjac, commonly known as the corm-like tuber of Amorphophallus Konjac C. Korch, is a perennial plants native of warm tropical to tropical regions, eastern Asia, from Japan and south of China to Indonesia.
The varieties are perpetuated and multiplied by the little corms that appear about the base of the large new corm which is formed each year.
At left, transport lines move corm meal at the terminal.
Each corm is no bigger than the tip of your little finger, a pebble under ground.