2. [syn: Tuber, genus Tuber]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tuber \Tu"ber\, n.[L., a hump. knob; probably akin to tumere to
swell. Cf. Tumid.]
(a) A fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing
starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a
thickened root-stock. See Illust. of Tuberous.
(b) A genus of fungi. See Truffle.
2. (Anat.) A tuberosity; a tubercle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive
and food storage
2: type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are
typically truffles [syn: Tuber, genus Tuber]