a small bulb or fleshy bud on a flower stalk, as in some onions, or in the axil of a leaf, as in a tiger lily
Origin of bulbilModern Latin bulbillus, diminutive of Classical Latin bulbus, bulb
- A small bulblike structure produced in the place of a flower or in a leaf axil, and having the ability to develop into a new plant.
- A bulblet.
Origin of bulbilFrench bulbille, diminutive of bulbe, bulb, from Latin bulbus; see bulb.
- (botany) A bulb-shaped bud in the place of a flower or in a leaf axil