Bulbil Bulb"il, n. [Dim. fr. bulb.] 1. (Bot.) A small or secondary bulb; hence, now almost exclusively: An a["e]rial bulb or deciduous bud, produced in the leaf axils, as in the tiger lily, or relpacing the flowers, as in some onions, and capable, when separated, of propagating the plant; -- called also {bulblet} and {brood bud}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Anat.) A small hollow bulb, such as an enlargement in a small vessel or tube. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bulbil — BULBÍL, bulbili, s.m. Lăstar mic cu frunzişoare ca nişte solzi, care se formează pe tulpină sau lângă rădăcina unor plante. – Din fr. bulbille. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  bulbíl s. m., pl. bulbíli Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • bulbil — [bul′bil΄] n. [ModL bulbillus, dim. of L bulbus,BULB] a small bulb or fleshy bud on a flower stalk, as in some onions, or in the axil of a leaf, as in a tiger lily …   English World dictionary

  • bulbil — /ˈbʌlbɪl/ (say bulbil) noun 1. a little bulb. 2. a small aerial bulb growing in the axils of leaves, as in the tiger lily, or replacing flower buds, as in the common onion. {New Latin bulbillus, diminutive of Latin bulbus bulb} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bulbil — noun Etymology: French bulbille, diminutive of bulbe bulb, from Latin bulbus Date: 1831 bulblet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bulbil — /bul bil/, n. 1. Bot. Also, bulbel /bul beuhl, bel/. bulblet. 2. Mycol. a rounded mass of fungus cells resembling a sclerotium but of simpler organization, most commonly produced by certain basidiomycetes. [1825 35; < NL bulbillus, equiv. to L… …   Universalium

  • bulbil — noun A bulb shaped bud in the place of a flower or in a leaf axil …   Wiktionary

  • bulbil — n. small bulb or bulb like structure in the place of a flower …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bulbil — [ bʌlbɪl] noun Botany a small bulb like structure, especially in the axil of a leaf, which may fall to form a new plant. Origin C19: from mod. L. bulbillus, dimin. of bulbus onion, bulbous root …   English new terms dictionary

  • bulbil — bul·bil …   English syllables

  • bulbil — bul•bil [[t]ˈbʌl bɪl[/t]] also bul•bel [[t] bəl, bɛl[/t]] n. bot bulblet • Etymology: 1825–35; < NL bulbillus= L bulb(us) bulb+ illus dim. suffix …   From formal English to slang

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