- a small bulb or bulblike structure, especially one growing in the axils of leaves, as in the tiger lily, or replacing flowers, as in the onion.
Origin of bulblet
Also called bulbil.
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Examples from the Web for bulblet
It is one of our most graceful and delicate species, its long-tapering outline suggesting the bulblet bladder fern.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
A bulblet is a small bulb borne entirely above ground, usually in the axil of a leaf or in the inflorescence.The Nursery Book
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Where the stream plunges from above, the Bulblet Bladder Fern drapes the steep banks with its long feathery fronds.How to Know the Ferns
Frances Theodora Parsons
Hold the bulblet firmly between the thumb and fingers of the left hand—unless you are left-handed—with the top upward.The Gladiolus