To use the form of a bulb to swell
- A spheroidal human anatomy growing from a plant either above or underneath the surface typically below which is strictly a bud comprising a cluster of partly created leaves and making since it expands a stem above and roots below as with the onion tulip an such like It differs from a corm in not-being solid
- such a thing with a round shape resembling a teardrop
- a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem offering as a reproductive construction
- reduced or hindmost an element of the mind; constant with back; (`bulb' is a classic term for medulla oblongata)
- a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ
- electric lamp comprising a transparent or clear cup housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electrical energy
- a rounded element of a cylindrical tool (usually at one end)
- A spheroidal body developing from a plant either above or below the floor (usually below), that will be strictly a bud, comprising a cluster of partially developed leaves, and producing, because it expands, a stem above, and roots here, such as the onion, tulip, etc. It is different from a corm in not being solid.
- A name fond of some components that resemble fit particular bulbous origins; as, the bulb of this aorta.
- An expansion or protuberance on a stem or pipe, once the light bulb of a thermometer, that might be of every type, as spherical, cylindrical, curved, etc.
- To take the shape of a bulb; to enlarge.
1560s, "an onion," from Middle French bulbe (15c.), from Latin bulbus "bulb, bulbous root, onion," from Greek bolbos "plant with round swelling on underground stem." Expanded by 1800 to "inflammation in a glass tube" (thermometer light bulb, light bulb, etc.).
(letter.) A spheroidal body developing from a plant either above or underneath the surface (usually below), which will be purely a bud, consisting of a cluster of partially created leaves, and producing, since it grows, a stem above, and origins under, as in the onion, tulip, etc. It varies from a corm in not-being solid.
- (letter.) A name given to some components that resemble in form particular bulbous origins; as, the light bulb regarding the aorta.
- (n.) An expansion or protuberance on a stem or tube, since the light bulb of a thermometer, which may be of every kind, as spherical, cylindrical, curved, etc.
- (v. i.) To use the form of a bulb; to enlarge.
The bulb is evidence of a direct blow, probably intentionally made, and is a point of some importance to archaeologists investigating Palaeolithic implements.