What does bulbous mean?

bulbous meaning in General Dictionary

Having or containing bulbs or a bulb growing from bulbs bulblike in form or construction

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  • shaped like a bulb
  • curving outward
  • Having or containing light bulbs, or a bulb; growing from light bulbs; bulblike fit or construction.

bulbous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, "pertaining to a bulb," from Latin bulbosus, from bulbus (see bulb). Meaning "bulb-shaped" is taped from 1783. Associated: Bulbously; bulbousness.


bulbous meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Having or containing bulbs, or a bulb; growing from bulbs; bulblike in shape or structure.


Sentence Examples with the word bulbous

In the spring there is an abundant herbaceous vegetation, including many bulbous plants, with genera, if not species, identical with those of the Syrian region, some of which extend to the Himalaya.

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