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bulbous

[buhl-buh s] /ˈbʌl bəs/
adjective
1.
bulb-shaped; bulging.
2.
having or growing from bulbs.
Also, bulbaceous
[buhl-bey-shuh s] /bʌlˈbeɪ ʃəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of bulbous
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin bulbōsus. See bulb, -ous
Related forms
bulbously, adverb
nonbulbaceous, adjective
nonbulbous, adjective
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bulbous

/ˈbʌlbəs/
adjective
1.
shaped like a bulb; swollen; bulging
2.
growing from or bearing bulbs
Derived Forms
bulbously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bulbous
adj.

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

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