Bulb

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1. an underground storage organ made up of enlarged and fleshy leaf bases and a bud.
2. underground structure with swollen leaf bases enclosing a bud.

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This is a sprouting bulb with a fleshy leaf base and a bud at the top.
Source: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/printouts/bulbanatomy.shtml