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.
- Also called bulbil.
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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.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
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