American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small bulb.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little bulb; specifically, in botany, a small aërial bulb or bud with fleshy scales, growing in the axils of leaves, as in the tiger-lily, or taking the place of flower-buds, as in the common onion. Also bulbel, bulbil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A small bulb, either produced on a larger bulb, or on some aërial part of a plant, as in the axils of leaves in the tiger lily, or replacing the flowers in some kinds of onion.
- n. small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers
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