PSEUDOBULB

pseudobulb

(noun) a solid bulblike enlargement of the stem of some orchids

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

pseudobulb (plural pseudobulbs)

A storage organ in orchids, derived from the part of a stem between two leaf nodes.

Source: Wiktionary


Pseu"do-bulb`, n. Etym: [Pseudo- + bulb.] (Bot.)

Definition: An aërial corm, or thickened stem, as of some epiphytic orchidaceous plants.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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