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  • n  a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
  • n  type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles

  • As the frizzy-haired, tuber-nosed sidekick of Moe and Curly, Larry played an amiable idiot who spent most of his time dodging pies.
  • Last year, Britain's Potato Council complained that the definition of couch potato implied that the nutritious tuber was inherently unhealthy, thus driving down business.
  • How or when the humble tuber followed the silver to Europe is unclear, but by the early 17th century the stage was set there for a vast expansionary phase in the potato's history.
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  • Grocers allege potato group pumped up spud prices
    A U.S. wholesale grocer says America's potato farmers have run an illegal price-fixing cartel for a decade, driving up spud prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit News

  • David Cameron in 570 News
    We hope to spur a green revolution in Africa which respects biodiversity and the continent's distinct regions and great variety of crops -- from millet and sorghum in the Sahel, to the root and tuber belts that cut across humid west Africa, to... Kofi Annan Jun 5, 2008 102435 135970 tuber It's a marketability issue not a health issue," said Cameron. "As far as french fries go, there's no loss to the tuber."
  • Richard Lochhead in Scotsman
    Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet Secretary for rural affairs and the environment, said: "Scotland needs to develop its export markets for seed potatoes as a result of a decline in UK sales. The news that our mini-tuber producers have gained approval...

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