noun. type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles.
- family Tuberaceae
- genus Tuber
- fungus genus
noun. a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage.
- potato bean
- Jerusalem artichoke
- wild bean
- water chestnut
- tuber (Latin)
Example sentences of the word tuber
1. Noun, singular or mass
Refrain from getting water in the hollow of the tuber.
Planted as tuber roots, in the warmth of spring or summer these plants grow upright flowers that smell of rotten flesh.
3. Proper noun, singular
Other members of the tuber family, such as pumpkins and squash, are also high in starch.
4. Verb, base form
Too much or too little water can impair tuber formation and jeopardize plant health.
5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You can prepare the plant's tuber the same ways you'd cook a potato.