cormel

/kawr"meuhl, kawr mel"/, n.
a small new corm that is vegetatively propagated by a fully mature corm.
[1895-1900; CORM + -el dim. suffix, as in CARPEL, PEDICEL, etc. ( < L -ellus; see -ELLE]

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