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Meaning of BULBIL

Pronunciation:  'bulbil

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers

BULBIL is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bulblet
 See Also: bulb



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bulb"il\, n. [Dim. fr. bulb.]
1. (Bot.) A small or secondary bulb; hence, now almost
   exclusively: An a["e]rial bulb or deciduous bud, produced
   in the leaf axils, as in the tiger lily, or relpacing the
   flowers, as in some onions, and capable, when separated,
   of propagating the plant; -- called also {bulblet} and
   {brood bud}.

2. (Anat.) A small hollow bulb, such as an enlargement in a
   small vessel or tube.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A small, deciduous bulb (or tuber) formed in the axil of a leaf and functioning to propagate the plant vegetatively.