Definition of bulbous
1 : having a bulb : growing from or bearing bulbs
2 : resembling a bulb especially in roundness a bulbous nose
Recent Examples of bulbous from the Web
The Vietnam-era, twin-engine cargo plane with the cranked wings and bulbous nose appears suddenly, racing just a couple hundred feet over the U.S. Army outpost on the outskirts of Marzak, in remote Paktika province.
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First Known Use of bulbous
BULBOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bulbous for English Language Learners
: big and round often in an unattractive way
BULBOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of bulbous for Students
: round or swollen a bulbous nose
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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