corm

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From French corme, from Latin cormus, from Ancient Greek κορμοσ (kormos, trunk stripped of its boughs)

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corm (plural corms)

  1. A short, vertical, swollen underground stem of a plant (usually one of the monocots) that serves as a storage organ to enable the plant to survive winter or other adverse conditions such as drought.

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