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Definition of rhizome

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

An underground, horizontal stem

Definition as written by GrannyLois:

A bulbous root planted just under the soil surface. For example, the root system of the iris is a rhizome. The Iris is a beautiful perennial and the state flower of Tennessee.

Definition as written by NatureWalker:

Usually a horizontal subterranean plant stem that is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scalelike leaves. Also called rootstalk, rootstock. A mass of roots, from rhizoun, to cause to take root, from rhiza, rootstock.


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