Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wonderous Words Wednesday



rhi·zome (zōm′)

noun

a creeping stem lying, usually horizontally, at or under the surface of the soil and differing from a root in having scale leaves, bearing leaves or aerial shoots near its tips, and producing roots from its undersurface

From the book Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream (page 1) by Dave Wilkinson.

4 comments:

  1. Rhizome is a word I've come across in my reading but have never taken the time to look up. This is one of the reasons I like Wondrous Words Wednesday. I'm glad you played the WWW game today.

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  2. I can honestly I have never heard of this word. I learned something new!

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  3. Margot & Celine, thanks! for coming by.

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  4. I knew rhizome had a scientific meaning, but I couldn't define it. Thanks for playing along!

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