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Meaning of TUBER

Pronunciation:  'toobur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
  2. [n]  a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage

TUBER is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: genus Tuber
 See Also: earth-ball, earthnut, family Tuberaceae, fungus genus, groundnut, Jerusalem artichoke, potato bean, stalk, stem, sweet potato, truffle, Tuberaceae, water chestnut, wild bean, yam



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tu"ber\, n.[L., a hump. knob; probably akin to tumere to
swell. Cf. {Tumid}.]
1. (Bot.)
   (a) A fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing
       starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a
       thickened root-stock. See Illust. of {Tuberous}.
   (b) A genus of fungi. See {Truffle}.

2. (Anat.) A tuberosity; a tubercle.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A starchy storage organ (such as a potato) formed by swelling of an underground stem or the distal end of a root.