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
The first two principles of the rhizome are the "principles of connection and heterogenity."
Since the rhizome is a system concept, I see no problem with the way that I have dealt with this difficulty by looking at the Internet as a system.
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.
Irises have a root-like structure called a rhizome from which they reproduce.
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.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs