cormel
noun Etymology: diminutive of corm Date: circa 1900 a small or secondary corm produced by a larger corm

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  • cormel — [kôr′məl] n. [ CORM + el, dim. suffix < ME < OFr < L ellus] a new, small corm arising from a mature corm …   English World dictionary

  • cormel — /kawr meuhl, kawr mel /, n. a small new corm that is vegetatively propagated by a fully mature corm. [1895 1900; CORM + el dim. suffix, as in CARPEL, PEDICEL, etc. ( < L ellus; see ELLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cormel — corm·el …   English syllables

  • cormel — cor•mel [[t]ˈkɔr məl, kɔrˈmɛl[/t]] n. bot a small new corm that is vegetatively propagated by a fully mature corm • Etymology: 1895–1900; corm+ el dim. suffix, as in carpel, pedicel, etc. (< L ellus; see elle) …   From formal English to slang

  • cormel — ˈkȯrməl, kȯrˈmel noun ( s) Etymology: corm + el : one of the small or secondary corms produced annually by an old corm called also bulblet …   Useful english dictionary

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  • corm —   n. swollen bulb like subterranean part of stem, bearing buds.    ♦ cormel, n. small corm.    ♦ cormoid, a. like corms.    ♦ cormophyte, n. plant with stem and root.    ♦ cormous, a. producing corms …   Dictionary of difficult words

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