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Corm

stem food underground

Corm, thick underground stem used by certain plants (e.g., crocus, gladiolus) to store food over the winter to get them ready for flowering in the spring. Corms are very similar to bulbs, but the food is stored in the thickened stem and not in fleshy underground leaves.

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