rhizome
noun Etymology: New Latin rhizomat-, rhizoma, from Greek rhizōmat-, rhizōma mass of roots, from rhizoun to cause to take root, from rhiza root — more at root Date: 1845 a somewhat elongate usually horizontal subterranean plant stem that is often thickened by deposits of reserve food material, produces shoots above and roots below, and is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scalelike leaves • rhizomic adjective

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  • RHIZOME — En morphologie végétale, un rhizome est une tige souterraine garnie de racines adventives, à feuilles réduites à des écailles ou absentes, et terminée par un bourgeon, souvent d’abord horizontal (portion rhizomateuse à sa première année), puis… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rhizome — Rhi*zome , n. [Gr. ??? the mass of roots (of a tree), a stem, race, fr. ??? to make to root, pass., to take root, fr. ??? a root: cf. F. rhizome.] (Bot.) A rootstock. See {Rootstock}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhizome — 1832, from Gk. rhizoma mass of tree roots, from rhizoun cause to strike root, from rhiza root, probably from PIE *wrad branch, root (Cf. L. radix root, O.N. rot root, O.E. wyrt plant, herb; se …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhizome — ► NOUN ▪ a horizontal underground plant stem with lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals. ORIGIN Greek rhiz ma, from rhiza root …   English terms dictionary

  • rhizome — [rī′zōm΄] n. [ModL rhizoma < Gr rhizōma < rhizousthai, to take root < rhiza,ROOT1] a creeping stem lying, usually horizontally, at or under the surface of the soil and differing from a root in having scale leaves, bearing leaves or… …   English World dictionary

  • rhizome —    by Felicity J.Colman    Rhizome describes the connections that occur between the most disparate and the most similar of objects, places and people; the strange chains of events that link people: the feeling of six degrees of separation , the… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • rhizome —    by Felicity J.Colman    Rhizome describes the connections that occur between the most disparate and the most similar of objects, places and people; the strange chains of events that link people: the feeling of six degrees of separation , the… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • Rhizome — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rhizome (homonymie). Le rhizome d une plante est la partie souterraine et parfois subaquatique (ex : pour l iris pseudacorus) de la tige de certaines plantes vivaces …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rhizome — This article is about the botanical term. For other uses, see Rhizome (disambiguation). A harvested ginger rhizome …   Wikipedia

  • rhizome — rhizomatous /ruy zom euh teuhs, zoh meuh /, adj. /ruy zohm/, n. Bot. a rootlike subterranean stem, commonly horizontal in position, that usually produces roots below and sends up shoots progressively from the upper surface. [1835 45; < NL rhizoma …   Universalium

  • rhizome — UK [ˈraɪzəʊm] / US [ˈraɪˌzoʊm] noun [countable] Word forms rhizome : singular rhizome plural rhizomes biology a thick plant stem that grows along the ground and produces roots and new plant growth …   English dictionary

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