tuber

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English[edit]

Sweet potatoes with visible tubers
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tūber (bump, hump, swelling).

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tuber (plural tubers)

  1. A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, for example a potato or arrowroot.
  2. (horticulture) A thickened rootstock.
  3. (anatomy) A rounded, protuberant structure in a human or animal body.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tube +‎ -er

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tuber

  1. to make into a tube shape
  2. to put into a tube

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tewh₂- (to swell). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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tūber n (genitive tūberis); third declension

  1. a hump, bump, swelling, protuberance; excrescence
  2. the cyclamen or other similar plants with tuberous roots
  3. a truffle (any of various edible fungi, of the genus Tuber)
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tūber tūbera
Genitive tūberis tūberum
Dative tūberī tūberibus
Accusative tūber tūbera
Ablative tūbere tūberibus
Vocative tūber tūbera
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Etymology 2[edit]

See tubus

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tuber m or f (genitive tuberis); third declension

  1. (usually feminine) a kind of tree or bush of foreign origin, possibly the azarole (Crataegus azarolus)
  2. (usually masculine) the fruit of the above tree
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tuber tuberēs
Genitive tuberis tuberum
Dative tuberī tuberibus
Accusative tuberem tuberēs
Ablative tubere tuberibus
Vocative tuber tuberēs

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