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bulbil

[buhl-bil] /ˈbʌl bɪl/
noun
1.
Botany. Also, bulbel
[buhl-buh l, -bel] /ˈbʌl bəl, -bɛl/ (Show IPA)
. bulblet.
2.
Mycology. a rounded mass of fungus cells resembling a sclerotium but of simpler organization, most commonly produced by certain basidiomycetes.
Origin of bulbil
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin bulbillus, equivalent to Latin bulb(us) bulb + -illus diminutive suffix
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  • A swollen bud or bulbil in this situation is not uncommon in some cultivated tulips and lilies.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
British Dictionary definitions for bulbil

bulbil

/ˈbʌlbɪl/
noun
1.
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.
any small bulb of a plant
3.
any small bulblike structure in an animal
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin bulbillus, from Latin bulbusbulb
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