bulbous

[ buhl-buh s ]
/ ˈbʌl bəs /

adjective

bulb-shaped; bulging.
having or growing from bulbs.

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Also bul·ba·ceous [buhl-bey-shuh s] /bʌlˈbeɪ ʃəs/.

Origin of bulbous

From the Latin word bulbōsus, dating back to 1570–80. See bulb, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM bulbous

bul·bous·ly, adverbnon·bul·ba·ceous, adjectivenon·bul·bous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bulbous

bulbous
/ (ˈbʌlbəs) /

adjective

shaped like a bulb; swollen; bulging
growing from or bearing bulbs

Derived forms of bulbous

bulbously, adverb
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