Bulbous is a related term of bulb.
As a adjective bulbous
is having the shape of or resembling a bulb, bloated.
As a noun bulb is
any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
As a verb bulb is
to take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
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Having the shape of or resembling a bulb, bloated.
(of a person) Overweight and round in shape.
* 2002 , Michael Bracken, All White Girls (page 9)
(botany) Growing from a bulb or producing bulbs.
English refractory feminine rhymes
- A neon cacophony hung only a few feet above their heads, the popping and buzzing of the lights only occasionally drowned out by the shouts of the barkers, bulbous men whose doughy fat strained at their sweat-stained t-shirts
Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
A light bulb.
The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown.
* 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
- the bulb of the aorta
(nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
- the plants which grow in the earth from seed or bulbs .
* light bulb
* flash bulb
* tulip bulb
To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.