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rhizome


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rhizome  \Rhi*zome"\,  n.  [Gr.  ???  the  mass  of  roots  (of  a  tree), 
  a  stem,  race,  fr  ???  to  make  to  root,  pass.,  to  take  root, 
  fr  ???  a  root:  cf  F.  rhizome.]  (Bot.) 
  A  rootstock.  See  {Rootstock}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rhizome 
  n  :  a  horizontal  plant  stem  with  shoots  above  and  roots  below 
  serving  as  a  reproductive  structure  [syn:  {rootstock},  {rootstalk}] 




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