Etymology
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tuber (n.)

"thick underground stem," 1660s, from Latin tuber "edible root, truffle; lump, bump, swelling," from PIE *tubh-, from root *teue- "to swell."

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Definitions of tuber
1
tuber (n.)
a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage;
2
Tuber (n.)
type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles;
Synonyms: genus Tuber
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