tuber etymology

English word tuber comes from Latin tuber

Detailed word origin of tuber

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tuber Latin (lat) A hump, bump, swelling, protuberance; excrescence. A truffle (any of various edible fungi, of the genus Tuber). The cyclamen or other similar plants with tuberous roots (usually feminine) a kind of tree or bush of foreign origin, possibly the azarole (Crataegus azarolus). (usually masculine) the fruit of the above tree.
tuber English (eng) (horticulture) A thickened rootstock.. A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, as for example a potato or arrowroot.

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