bulblet
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.]


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  • Bulblet — Bulb let, n. [Bulb,n.+ let.] (Bot.) A small bulb, either produced on a larger bulb, or on some a[ e]rial part of a plant, as in the axils of leaves in the tiger lily, or replacing the flowers in some kinds of onion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulblet — noun Date: 1842 a small or secondary bulb; especially an aerial deciduous bud produced in a leaf axil or replacing the flowers and capable when separated of producing a new plant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bulblet — /bulb lit/, n. Bot. a small bulb or bulblike structure, esp. one growing in the axils of leaves, as in the tiger lily, or replacing flowers, as in the onion. Also called bulbil. [1835 45; BULB + LET] * * * …   Universalium

  • bulblet — bulb·let …   English syllables

  • bulblet — bulb•let [[t]ˈbʌlb lɪt[/t]] n. bot a small bulb or bulblike structure, esp. one growing in the axils of leaves or replacing flowers • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • bulblet — /ˈbʌlblət/ (say bulbluht) noun a small bulb that develops from a parent bulb. {bulb + let} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bulblet — noun small bulb or bulb shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers • Syn: ↑bulbil • Hypernyms: ↑bulb …   Useful english dictionary

  • bulblet bladder fern — noun North American fern often bearing bulbils on the leaflets • Syn: ↑bulblet fern, ↑berry fern, ↑Cystopteris bulbifera • Hypernyms: ↑bladder fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • bulblet fern — noun North American fern often bearing bulbils on the leaflets • Syn: ↑bulblet bladder fern, ↑berry fern, ↑Cystopteris bulbifera • Hypernyms: ↑bladder fern * * * noun : a No. American bladder fern (Cyst …   Useful english dictionary

  • brood bud bulblet — noun see bulbil …   Useful english dictionary

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