As an adjective protuberant
is swelling or bulging outward.
As a verb protrude is
to extend from, above or beyond a surface or boundary; to bulge outward; to stick out.
Swelling]] or [[bulge, bulging outward.
To extend from, above or beyond a surface or boundary; to bulge outward; to stick out.
To thrust forward; to drive or force along.
- Archegonia are surrounded early in their development by the juvenile perianth, through the slender beak of which the elongated neck of the fertilized archegonium protrudes .
To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.
- (John Locke)
- When Spring protrudes the bursting gems.