[ buhlb-lit ]

  1. 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

First recorded in 1835–45; bulb + -let

Words Nearby bulblet

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How to use bulblet in a sentence

  • 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
  • bulblet-like tubers, such as are occasionally formed on the stem of a Potato-plant above ground.

  • Hold the bulblet firmly between the thumb and fingers of the left hand—unless you are left-handed—with the top upward.

    The Gladiolus | Matthew Crawford
  • 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
  • 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