- bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting: protuberant eyes.
Origin of protuberant
Related Words for protuberantlumpy, asymmetrical, elliptical, jagged, craggy, unbalanced, outstanding, protruding, bent, eccentric, wobbly, variable, rough, aberrant, noticeable, convex, salient, jutting, beetling, bulging
Examples from the Web for protuberant
Historical Examples of protuberant
The general was a stout man, with rather a protuberant corporation.Liverpool a few years since
The lips are protuberant and moderately developed all round.
The lower part on the ventral side, is protuberant and rounded.
Occasionally he studied the situation from under his protuberant forehead.Out of the Air
Inez Haynes Irwin
They were violet in colour, protuberant, and malevolent beyond words.A Maid of the Silver Sea
- swelling out from the surrounding surface; bulging
Word Origin for protuberant
Word Origin and History for protuberant
1640s, from French protubérant (16c.) and directly from Late Latin protuberantem (moninative protuberans), present participle of protuberare "to swell, bulge out" (see protuberance). Related: Protuberantly.
- Swelling outward; bulging.