bul·​bil ˈbəl-bəl How to pronounce bulbil (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These bulbils, which are only about a centimeter long at their biggest, can transfer from lake to lake. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Sep. 2017

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Word History


French bulbille, diminutive of bulbe bulb, from Latin bulbus

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bulbil was in 1831

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“Bulbil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulbil. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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