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1. A small bulblike structure produced in the place of a flower or in a leaf axil, and having the ability to develop into a new plant.
2. A bulblet.
[French bulbille, diminutive of bulbe, bulb, from Latin bulbus; see bulb.]
1. (Botany) a small bulblike organ of vegetative reproduction growing in leaf axils or on flower stalks of plants such as the onion and tiger lily
2. (Botany) any small bulb of a plant
3. (Zoology) any small bulblike structure in an animal
[C19: from New Latin bulbillus, from Latin bulbus bulb]
a small bulb or bulblike structure, esp. one growing in the axils of leaves or replacing flowers.