bulbil definition by Webster's New World
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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: Modern Latin bulbillus, diminutive of Classical Latin bulbus, bulb
bulbil definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A small bulb or bulblike structure in the place of a flower or in a leaf axil, as in a tiger lily.
- A bulblet.
Origin: French bulbille, diminutive of bulbe, bulb, from Latin bulbus; see bulb.