Definition of Bulbil

1. Noun. Small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers.

Exact synonyms: Bulblet
Generic synonyms: Bulb



Definition of Bulbil

1. n. A small or secondary bulb; hence, now almost exclusively: An aërial 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.

Definition of Bulbil

1. Noun. (botany) A bulb-shaped bud in the place of a flower or in a leaf axil ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bulbil

1. a small bulb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bulbil

1. A small, deciduous bulb (or tuber) formed in the axil of a leaf and functioning to propagate the plant vegetatively. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bulbil

bulbar pulse
bulbar ridge
bulbar septum
bulbectomies
bulbectomize
bulbectomized
bulbectomizes
bulbectomizing
bulbectomy
bulbed
bulbel
bulbels
bulbi
bulbiferous
bulbiform
bulbil (current term)
bulbils
bulbing
bulbitis
bulbless
bulblet
bulblet bladder fern
bulblet fern
bulblets
bulblike
bulbo-
bulbo-tuber
bulbocapnine
bulbocavernosus
bulbocavernosus muscle

Literary usage of Bulbil

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1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"Archangeli says that the gemma, or "bulbil," of L. Selago—very similar to that of L. lucidulum — falls off, and that, without any dis- articulation by ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"The cause of such bulbil formation is not clearly known, though in the grasses, ... That bulbil formation in alpine plants probably is a reaction to alpine ..."

3. Practical Text-book of Plant Physiology by Daniel Trembly MacDougal (1901)
"of the bulbil ? Are juvenile leaf-forms produced ? Examine the scales and epidermis of the bulbil. The bulbil will be found to complete its arrested ..."

4. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1883)
"I have failed to find any record of a bulbil-bearing form. ... Finally, not tho least singular feature is the extreme precocity of both forms, since bulbil- ..."

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