bulbous


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bul·bous

 (bŭl′bəs)
adj.
1. Resembling a bulb in shape; rounded or swollen: a bulbous nose; a bulbous stem base.
2. Botany Bearing bulbs or growing from a bulb.

bul′bous·ly adv.

bulbous

(ˈbʌlbəs)
adj
1. shaped like a bulb; swollen; bulging
2. (Botany) growing from or bearing bulbs
ˈbulbously adv

bul•bous

(ˈbʌl bəs)

adj.
1. bulb-shaped.
2. having or growing from bulbs.
[1570–80; < Latin bulbōsus. See bulb, -ous]
bul′bous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bulbous - shaped like a bulb
circular, round - having a circular shape
2.bulbous - curving outwardbulbous - curving outward      
protrusive - thrusting outward

bulbous

adjective bulging, rounded, swelling, swollen, bloated, convex his bulbous purple nose
Translations
بَصَليِّ الشَّكْل
baňatýcibulovitý
kugleformetløgformet
gumós
hnúîlaga; òrútinn
baňatýcibuľovitý
şişkinsoğan gibi

bulbous

[ˈbʌlbəs] ADJ [shape] → bulboso

bulbous

[ˈbʌlbəs] adjbulbeux/euse

bulbous

adj plantknollig, Knollen-; (= bulb-shaped) growth etcknotig, Knoten-; bulbous noseKnollennase f

bulbous

[ˈbʌlbəs] adja forma di bulbo, bulboso/a

bulb

(balb) noun
1. the ball-shaped part of the stem of certain plants, eg onions, tulips etc, from which their roots grow.
2. (also ˈlight bulb) a pear-shaped glass globe surrounding the element of an electric light.
3. the pear-shaped end of a thermometer.
ˈbulbous adjective
like a bulb, especially in shape. a bulbous nose.
References in classic literature ?
I discovered eight varieties of antelope, with which I was previously totally unacquainted, and many new species of plants, for the most part of the bulbous tribe.
This bulbous root is said to be of a delicious flavor, and highly nutritious.
Bouton part of the inscription, yet the word rose, and the bulbous figure-head put together, sufficiently explained the whole to him.
There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down.
All those strangled heads and bulbous eyes and waddling fungus growths just shriek with derision!
The swede-field in which she and her companion were set hacking was a stretch of a hundred odd acres, in one patch, on the highest ground of the farm, rising above stony lanchets or lynchets--the outcrop of siliceous veins in the chalk formation, composed of myriads of loose white flints in bulbous, cusped, and phallic shapes.
His red, bloated face, bleary eyes and bulbous nose bespoke the manner of his life; while his thick lips, the lower hanging large and flabby over his receding chin, indicated the base passions to which his life and been given.
His bulbous nose was the size and shape of a turnip.
Northern bottlenose whales have a bulbous forehead with a protruding beak, like an exaggerated version of typical bottlenose dolphins.
According to the theater's official website, moviegoers in their Arizona, New York, Nebraska and Texas branches are urged to put on their red bulbous nose and white face paint on Sept.
The 949ft Grand Princess, from the Princess Cruises fleet, pulled into Ketchikan on Wednesday morning with the whale lodged on its submerged bulbous bow - a device designed to avoid wave-making.
While the 6,600 m3 bunkering vessel is intended to feature a pair of cylindrical tanks with no bulbous bow shape, there are three bi-lobe tanks and bulbous bow in the 15,000 m3 bunkering vessel.