Bulbous vs Bulb - What's the difference?

bulbous | bulb |

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.

bulbous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • (botany) Growing from a bulb or producing bulbs.
  • English refractory feminine rhymes

    bulb

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
  • the bulb of the aorta
  • 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 plants which grow in the earth from seed or bulbs .
  • *
  • (nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
  • Derived terms

    * lampbulb * light bulb * flash bulb * tulip bulb

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
  • Anagrams

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