\kˈɔːm], \kˈɔːm], \k_ˈɔː_m]\
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The underground stem of certain plants, giving off leaves from the upper surface and rootlets from the lower; it is of bulbous shape, but differs from a tree bulb in being of solid, fleshy consistency and not composed of superposed leaves; called also solid bulb, especially when it is enclosed in two or three layers of broad leaves.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
In bot., a short, roundish, bulb-like underground stem, not formed of concentric layers, but solid, as in the crocus, gladiolus, &c.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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