bulbous
adjective Date: 1578 1. having a bulb ; growing from or bearing bulbs 2. resembling a bulb especially in roundness <
a bulbous nose
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bulbously adverb

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  • Bulbous — Bulb ous, a. [L. bulbosus: cf. F. bulbeux. See {Bulb}, n.] Having or containing bulbs, or a bulb; growing from bulbs; bulblike in shape or structure. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulbous — 1570s, pertaining to a bulb, from BULB (Cf. bulb) + OUS (Cf. ous). Meaning bulb shaped is recorded from 1783 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bulbous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) round or bulging in shape. 2) (of a plant) growing from a bulb …   English terms dictionary

  • bulbous — [bul′bəs] adj. [L bulbosus] 1. of, shaped like, or having a bulb or bulbs 2. growing from a bulb …   English World dictionary

  • bulbous — bul|bous [ bʌlbəs ] adjective big and round, or shaped like an onion: the bulbous domes of Orthodox churches a bulbous red nose …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bulbous — [[t]bʌ̱lbəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is bulbous is round and fat in a rather ugly way. ...his bulbous purple nose …   English dictionary

  • bulbous — UK [ˈbʌlbəs] / US adjective big and round, or shaped like an onion the bulbous domes of Orthodox churches a bulbous red nose …   English dictionary

  • bulbous — bul·bous bəl bəs adj resembling a bulb esp. in roundness or the gross enlargement of a part <the bulbous expansion at the base of a hair> * * * bul·bous (bulґbəs) 1. bulbar. 2. bulboid. 3. bearing or arising from a bulb …   Medical dictionary

  • bulbous — adj. Bulbous is used with these nouns: ↑nose …   Collocations dictionary

  • bulbous — bul|bous [ˈbʌlbəs] adj fat, round, and unattractive ▪ a bulbous nose …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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