lignotuber

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈlɪgnəʊˌtjuːbə(r)/
  • Hyphenation: lig‧no‧tu‧ber

Noun[change]

Singular
lignotuber

Plural
lignotubers

Lignotuber of Stangeria eriopus.
Cussionia paniculata lignotuber.
A plant (Hairpin Banksia) reshooting from a lignotuber after a fire, Australia (Lane Cove National Park).
  1. (countable) (botany) A lignotuber is a large root buried in the ground that can produce one or more tree trunks.
    Many Australian eucalypt trees have lignotubers which let the tree regrow after a bushfire.