Corm \Corm\ (k[^o]rm), n. [See {Cormus}.] 1. (Bot.) A solid bulb-shaped root, as of the crocus. See {Bulb}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Same as {Cormus}, 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • corm — corm·el; pro·to·corm; …   English syllables

  • Corm — (Charles) (1894 1963) écrivain libanais d expression française. Fondateur de la Revue phénicienne (1920), il est l auteur de la Montagne inspirée (1935), recueil de poèmes lyriques à la gloire du Liban …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • corm — kȯ(ə)rm n a rounded thick modified underground stem base bearing membranous or scaly leaves and buds and acting as a vegetative reproductive structure * * * (korm) [L. cormus] a solid bulblike expansion of a plant stem below the surface of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • corm — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • corm — 1570s, from Fr. corme, from L. cornum cornel cherry (but applied to service berries in French); see CORNEL (Cf. cornel) …   Etymology dictionary

  • corm — ► NOUN ▪ a rounded underground storage organ present in plants such as crocuses and cyclamens, consisting of a swollen stem base covered with scale leaves. DERIVATIVES cormlet noun. ORIGIN Greek kormos trunk stripped of its boughs …   English terms dictionary

  • corm — [kôrm] n. [ModL < Gr kormos, trunk of a tree with branches lopped off < keirein, to cut off < IE base * (s)ker > HARVEST] a fleshy, thickened, vertical, underground stem, usually having annual segments with a bud at the tip, thin… …   English World dictionary

  • Corm — Not to be confused with Corn (disambiguation). Taro corms for sale in a Réunion market A corm (or bulbo tuber, bulbotuber) is a short, vertical, swollen underground plant stem that serves as a storage organ used by some plants to survive winter… …   Wikipedia

  • corm — UK [kɔː(r)m] / US [kɔrm] noun [countable] Word forms corm : singular corm plural corms biology a small round part at the base of the stem in some plants that stores food underground to use for growing new plants the next year …   English dictionary

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