Meaning of “corm” in the English Dictionary

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"corm" in English

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cormnoun [ C ]

uk /kɔːm/ us /kɔːrm/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Portland sago is made from the corms of some of these plants. 
  • Some tubers are very bulb-like in appearance, as the corms of crocus and gladiolus. 
  • The flowers, when taken from the corm, should be lifted by a smart pull. 
  • These small corms may be taken off in the spring and sown thickly in drills. 
  • Whichever method is adopted, the crown of the corm should be left about four inches beneath the surface. 

(Definition of “corm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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