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, "Plant now: A Mediterranean garden for the fall," 6 Sep. 2019 The main bulb continually produces bulblets—perfect for gifting. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "17 of the Best Indoor Plants to Make Your Home Feel Unique," 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, "Pineapple plants can put premium on patience," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bulblet

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Bulblet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulblet. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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