Definition of Bulbous

1. Adjective. Shaped like a bulb.

Exact synonyms: Bulb-shaped, Bulblike
Similar to: Circular, Round
Derivative terms: Bulb, Bulb

2. Adjective. Curving outward.

Definition of Bulbous

1. a. Having or containing bulbs, or a bulb; growing from bulbs; bulblike in shape or structure.

Definition of Bulbous

1. Adjective. Having the shape of or resembling a bulb, bloated. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a person) Overweight and round in shape. ¹

3. Adjective. (botany) Growing from a bulb or producing bulbs. ¹

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Definition of Bulbous

1. bulb-shaped; bulging [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bulbous

bulbosacral system
bulbous (current term)
bulbous bougie
bulbous iris
bulbous plant
bulboventricular loop
bulboventricular ridge

Literary usage of Bulbous

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1. The surgical diseases of the genito-urinary organs including syphilis by William Holme Van Buren, E. L. Keyes (1874)
"Use of bulbous Bongio.—Symptoms of Stricture and its Results as affecting the ... To examine for stricture, a bulbous bougie is selected of the largest size ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1874)
"Mr Spence explained how the conical shape of the stem of the bulbous instrument did away with any advantage gained by the bulbous shape of its end. ..."

3. A Practical treatise on sexual disorders of the male and female by Robert William Taylor (1905)
"CHRONIC INFLAMMATION OF THE bulbous URETHRA. In the bulbous urethra the ... Chronic urethritis of the bulbous urethra may give rise to DO secretion visible ..."

4. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Of herbs which have fleshy or bulbous roots. XII. 2 There is a large class of these which have fleshy or bulbous roots : these exhibit differences both as ..."

5. The Floral World and Garden Guide by Shirley Hibberd (1862)
"Versicolor, three inches, crimson ; February ; a valuable species for winter flowers, bulbous. Variabilis grandiflora, three inches, white ; November; ..."

6. Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower by John McLaren (1908)
"bulbous AND TUBEROUS ROOTED PLANTS. AGAPANTHUS. THE African lily is one of our favorite bulbous-rooted plants, with luxuriant yet graceful foliage and great ..."

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