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Definition of "bulbous" [bulb•ous]

  • Resembling a bulb in shape; rounded or swollen: a bulbous nose; a bulbous stem base. (adjective)
  • Botany Bearing bulbs or growing from a bulb. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bulbous" in a sentence
  • "Octopus Studios 'tropical/freshwater fish-tanks assembles into a kind of fishy habitrail, wherein bulbous spheres of water are connected by diagonal tubes."
  • "The same occurs in bulbous rooted plants raised from seed; they die annually, and produce others rather more perfect than the parent for several years, and then produce sexual flowers."
  • "But Mr. Ferry seemed pleased at the prospect, though not by the glasses that Mr. Narváez produced, which Mr. Ferry called "bulbous.""