Definitions of corm

  1. solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A solid bulb-shaped root, as of the crocus. See Bulb. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Same as Cormus, 2. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A bulblike fleshy stem, short, and of solid texture, as in the crocus. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The underground stem of certain plants, giving off leaves from the upper surface and rootlets from the lower; it is of bulbous shape, but differs from a tree bulb in being of solid, fleshy consistency and not composed of superposed leaves; called also solid bulb, especially when it is enclosed in two or three layers of broad leaves. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. In bot., a short, roundish, bulb-like underground stem, not formed of concentric layers, but solid, as in the crocus, gladiolus, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. [Greek] An enlarged solid subterranean stem, rounded in shape, composed of two or more internodes and covered externally by a few thin membranous scales or cataphyllary leaves. na
  8. korm, CORMUS, kor'mus, n. sometimes called a solid bulb--the short, bulb-like subterranean stem of many plants--e.g. crocus. [Gr. kormos, the lopped trunk of a tree.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  9. A plant-tuber na
  10. (bot.). Bulb-like subterraneous stem, solid bulb. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. A form of bulb in which the scales are indistinguishable, the whole appearing as a solid organ, as in Colchicum. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  12. (Bot.) A fleshy underground stem, resembling a Bulb, but not scaly; e.g. crocus. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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