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

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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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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