Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
  2. (noun, plant) a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage

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Synonyms of Tuber

genus tuber

Alternate forms of Tuber

Derivations: tuberous

Hyponyms: groundnut, jerusalem artichoke, potato bean, water chestnut, wild bean, yam

Hypernyms: fungus genus, stalk, stem

Origin of the word Tuber

  1. "thick underground stem," 1668, from L. tuber "lump, bump," perhaps related to tumere "to swell" (see thigh). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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