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Corm  n.  
(Bot.) A solid bulb-shaped root, as of the crocus. See Bulb.
(Biol.) Same as Cormus, 2.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Corm" Quotes from Famous Books

... (Primulaceae).—This plant is generally supposed to produce only a single cotyledon, but Dr. H. Gressner* has shown that a second one is developed after a long interval of time. The hypocotyl is converted into a globular corm, even before the first cotyledon has broken through the ground with its blade closely enfolded and with its petiole in the form of an arch, like the arched hypocotyl or epicotyl of any ordinary dicotyledonous plant. A glass filament was affixed to a cotyledon, .55 ...
— The Power of Movement in Plants • Charles Darwin

... a trowel or heavy knife and find this storehouse of food. It may be in the form of bulb, corm, ...
— Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study • Ontario Ministry of Education

... crop which is very widely and extensively cultivated. It is generally displayed in the market in the root form. No one thing was more generally hawked about the streets of China than the water chestnut. This is a small corm or fleshy bulb having the shape and size of a small onion. Boys pare them and sell a dozen spitted together on slender sticks the length of a knitting needle. Then there are the water caltropes, grown in the canals producing ...
— Farmers of Forty Centuries - or, Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan • F. H. King

... suits the crocus admirably. Plant in the fall, in the open, 3 to 4 inches deep. When they show signs of failing, take up the bulbs and reset them. They tend to rise out of the ground, because the new bulb or corm forms on the top of the old one. They run out on lawns in two or three years. If best results are desired, it is well to renew the bed occasionally by buying new bulbs. Crocus beds may be filled later in the season with quick-growing ...
— Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) • L. H. Bailey

... bearded head of barley will win its disputed way up one's sleeve, and gain a point in advance despite all effort to stop or expel it, so did every resolution, every reflection, counteract the very purpose it was summoned to oppose, and to my sorrow I would taste the drastic, turnip-shaped corm wherever ...
— Popular Science Monthly Volume 86

Words linked to "Corm" :   stalk

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