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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tuberous, producing tubers or swollen into a tuber, possessing tubers; tuberous, “having the character of a tuber; tuber-like in appearance” (Fernald 1950): tuberosus,-a,-um (adj.A):

- radix tuberoso-bulbosa (DeCandolle), the root tuberous-bulbous.

Collybia tuberosa, a mushroom with a rounded, tough body (sclerotium).

Tuberous root: radix,-icis (s.f.III) tuberosa (adj.A): “tuberous root: a thick fleshy root resembling a tuber but lacking buds or scale leaves, functioning esp. in storage in biennial or perennial plants in which new growth is from a crown, and being simple and solitary (as in the beet or turnip) or variously fascicled (as in the dahlia); cf. fibrous root under ‘fibrous;’ cf. tap-root.

Sclerotinia tuberosa, a mushroom bearing stalks on a hard black fungus tissue (sclerotium).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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