bulb·​let | \ ˈbəlb-lət How to pronounce bulblet (audio) \

Definition of bulblet

: a small or secondary bulb especially : an aerial deciduous bud produced in a leaf axil or replacing the flowers and capable when separated of producing a new plant

Examples of bulblet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web October/November, everywhere: cloves (bulblets) of garlic, seeds of fava beans. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, 6 Sep. 2019 The main bulb continually produces bulblets—perfect for gifting. Country Living Staff, Country Living, 6 Mar. 2018 Remove old shriveling bulb portions then keep the new bulbs and small bulblets to grow the next flowering plants. Dug bulbs can be immediately added to a planting site or stored for a few months in a cool, dry spot. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 2 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bulblet.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bulblet

1846, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About bulblet

Time Traveler for bulblet

Time Traveler

The first known use of bulblet was in 1846

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bulblet



bulblet fern

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bulblet

Cite this Entry

“Bulblet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulblet. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on bulblet

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bulblet


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!