adjective bul·bous \ˈbəl-bəs\

: big and round often in an unattractive way

Full Definition of BULBOUS

:  having a bulb :  growing from or bearing bulbs
:  resembling a bulb especially in roundness <a bulbous nose>
bul·bous·ly adverb

First Known Use of BULBOUS


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BULBOUSLY Defined for Kids


adjective bul·bous \ˈbəl-bəs\

Definition of BULBOUS for Kids

:  round or swollen <a bulbous nose>
Medical Dictionary


adjective bul·bous \ˈbəl-bəs\

Medical Definition of BULBOUS

:  resembling a bulb especially in roundness or the gross enlargement of a part <the bulbous expansion at the base of a hair>


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