from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To put forth sprouts or buds; germinate.
- intransitive v. To breed rapidly or abundantly.
- intransitive v. To teem; swarm: a lagoon that pullulated with tropical fish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To rapidly multiply.
- v. To germinate.
- v. To teem with; to be filled with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To germinate; to bud; to multiply abundantly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To germinate; bud.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move in large numbers
- v. breed freely and abundantly
- v. be teeming, be abuzz
- v. produce buds, branches, or germinate
- v. become abundant; increase rapidly
Latin pullulāre, pullulāt-, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus, young fowl; see pullet.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin pullulātus, perfect passive participle of pullulō ("sprout forth"), from pullulus ("a young animal, a sprout"), diminutive of pullus. (Wiktionary)