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corm: A short, thickened, solid, usually subterranean, sometimes fleshy stem base containing stored carbohydrates and serving as a perennating organ.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Inflorescences solitary, lax racemes from lateral nodes on corm; [2] Inflorescences terminal, each with 1 flower, arising from corm;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.