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 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 bulbil
- French bulbille diminutive of bulbe bulb from Latin bulbus bulb
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition