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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An aërial corm, or thickened stem, as of some epiphytic orchidaceous plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fleshy enlargement of the base of the stem in many epiphytic orchids, having the appearance of a bulb, but solid in structure: nearly allied to the corm, but not subterranean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a solid bulblike enlargement of the stem of some orchids

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