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bulbous

[buhl-buhs]
adjective
1.
bulb-shaped; bulging.
2.
having or growing from bulbs.
Also, bulbaceous [buhl-bey-shuhs] .


Origin:
1570–80; < Latin bulbōsus. See bulb, -ous

bulbously, adverb
nonbulbaceous, adjective
nonbulbous, adjective
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bulbous (ˈbʌlbəs)
 
adj
1.  shaped like a bulb; swollen; bulging
2.  growing from or bearing bulbs
 
bulbously
 
adv

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bulbous
1570s, "pertaining to a bulb," from bulb + -ous. Meaning "bulb-shaped" is recorded from 1783.
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