Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tuberous; having knobs or tubers.
  • noun A garden and greenhouse bulb, Polianthes tuberosa, much cultivated for its creamy-white, exceedingly fragrant flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tuberous.
  • noun (Bot.) A plant (Polianthes tuberosa) with a tuberous root and a liliaceous flower. It is much cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant white blossoms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A Mexican tuberous plant (Polianthes tuberosa) that has white flowers and grass-like leaves

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

  • noun a tuberous Mexican herb having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its spikes of highly fragrant lily-like waxy white flowers

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Examples

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  • The tuberose is a strong feeder, and loves warmth, plenty of water while growing, and a deep, rich, and well-drained soil.

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  • Encouraged by her mentor, whom she simply calls “Estee,” Aerin recounts tinkering with the tiny vials, learning for the first time to decipher notes such as tuberose and gardenia, which would later become some of her favorite scents.

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  • I came from a family of tuberose wearers, my mother wore tuberose, my grandmother wore tuberose, so I always knew I would make a tuberose perfume.

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  • I came from a family of tuberose wearers, my mother wore tuberose, my grandmother wore tuberose, so I always knew I would make a tuberose perfume.

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  • She held out a bouquet of basil and a long stem of tuberose, an unusual but successful combination; to this day those scents immediately transport me into the past.

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  • Memories of tuberose, an intensely fragrant white flower, aside, what's striking is that Kilian's family is the Hennessy family, as in Hennessy Cognac.

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  • She held out a bouquet of basil and a long stem of tuberose, an unusual but successful combination; to this day those scents immediately transport me into the past.

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  • I bought the Floral kit since I love anything with white flowers -- tuberose, gardenia and jasmine.

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