from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing or bearing tubers.
  • adj. Being or resembling a tuber: a tuberous root.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, resembling, or producing tubers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered with knobby or wartlike prominences; knobbed.
  • adj. Consisting of, or bearing, tubers; resembling a tuber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with knobby or wart-like prominences; knobbed.
  • In botany, of the nature of or resembling a tuber; bearing tubers.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or resembling a tuber


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