Oryx and Crake
"What they were looking at was a large bulblike object that seemed to be covered with stippled whitish-yellow skin. Out of it came twenty thick fleshy tubes, and at the end of each tube another bulb was growing."
"Oryx and Crake," Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood, “ChickieNobs,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed March 20, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/186.