tuberose

tuberose1
/toohb"rohz', tyoohb"-, tooh"beuh rohz', tyooh"-/, n.
a bulbous plant, Polianthes tuberosa, of the agave family, cultivated for its spike of fragrant, creamy-white, lily-like flowers.
[1655-65; < NL tuberosa, the specific epithet, fem. of L tuberosus TUBEROSE2]
tuberose2
/tooh"beuh rohs', tyooh"-/, adj.
tuberous.
[1695-1705; < L tuberosus knobby. See TUBER1, -OSE1]

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plant
      (Polianthes tuberosa), perennial garden plant and only cultivated species of the genus Polianthes of the family Agavaceae, consisting of about 12 species. All members of the genus are native to southwestern North America. The tuberose has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base; smaller, clasping leaves along the stem; fragrant, waxy white flowers in a cluster at the tip of the stem; and tuberous roots. The flowers are used in the manufacture of perfumes.

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