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Definition of "tuberose" [tube•rose•tu•ber•ose]

  • A tuberous perennial Mexican herb (Polianthes tuberosa) having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its highly fragrant white flowers. (noun)
  • Variant of tuberous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tuberose" in a sentence
  • "The tuberose is a blond European import, sold to the harem by the pirates... to Sultan Aoud she is exotic, alluring and irresistible..."
  • "The tuberose is a strong feeder, and loves warmth, plenty of water while growing, and a deep, rich, and well-drained soil."
  • "Encouraged by her mentor, whom she simply calls “Estee,” Aerin recounts tinkering with the tiny vials, learning for the first time to decipher notes such as tuberose and gardenia, which would later become some of her favorite scents."