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bulblet

[buhlb-lit] /ˈbʌlb lɪt/
noun, Botany
1.
a small bulb or bulblike structure, especially one growing in the axils of leaves, as in the tiger lily, or replacing flowers, as in the onion.
Also called bulbil.
Origin of bulblet
1835-1845
1835-45; bulb + -let
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  • The understory is quite rich in ferns and other deep shade vegetation, including walking and bulblet ferns.
  • Limestone outcrops near the top of the slope harbor populations of smooth cliff brake, bulblet bladder fern, and slender lip fern.
  • At the head of the canyon the sheer walls support a ribbon of bulblet ferns growing along a high shelf.

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