bulbous

adjective bul·bous \ ˈbəl-bəs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of bulbous

1 :having a bulb :growing from or bearing bulbs
2 :resembling a bulb especially in roundness
  • a bulbous nose

bulbously

adverb

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First Known Use of bulbous

1578

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BULBOUS Defined for English Language Learners

bulbous

adjective

Definition of bulbous for English Language Learners

  • : big and round often in an unattractive way


BULBOUS Defined for Kids

bulbous

adjective bul·bous \ ˈbəl-bəs \

Definition of bulbous for Students

:round or swollen
  • a bulbous nose

Medical Dictionary

bulbous

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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