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

  • n. A thick fleshy young shoot or sucker, such as an emerging stem of asparagus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bud, produced by some aquatic plants, that becomes detached and dormant until the following spring

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as turio.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scaly shoot from a subterranean bud, becoming a new stem, as those annually produced by many perennial herbs, as the asparagus, the hop, and many grasses.


Latin turiō, turiōn-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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