/ ˈt(y)oōbəˌrōs; -ˌrōz/
a Mexican plant (Polianthes tuberosa) of the agave family, with heavily scented white waxy flowers and a bulblike base. Unknown in the wild, it was formerly cultivated as a flavoring for chocolate; the flower oil is used in perfumery.
2. variant spelling of tuberous.
, arose, Bose, brose, chose, close, compose, diagnose, doze, enclose, expose, foreclose, froze, hose, impose, interpose, juxtapose, Montrose, noes, nose, oppose, plainclothes, pose, propose, prose, rose, suppose, those, transpose, underexpose, uprose
•Berlioz • flambeaux • thrombose
•bandeaux • bulldoze • fricandeaux
•metamorphose • pantyhose • glucose
•tableaux • parclose • Fellows
•bedclothes • nightclothes • rouleaux
•underclothes • misdiagnose
•Ambrose • dextrose • Faeroes
•primrose • cornrows • sucrose
•Burroughs • tuberose
, gateaux, plateaux
•portmanteaux • fructose
tuberous. XVIII — F. tubéreux
or L. tūberōsus
; see -OSE1.
of the form or nature of a tuber. XVII; see -OUS
plant Polianthes tuberosa
having a tuberous root. XVII. — L. fem. of tūberōsus