from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small bulb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small bulb, either produced on a larger bulb or on some aerial part of a plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers
bulb + -let (Wiktionary)
It is one of our most graceful and delicate species, its long-tapering outline suggesting the bulblet bladder fern.