Protuberance vs Bulb - What's the difference?

protuberance | bulb |


As nouns the difference between protuberance and bulb

is that protuberance is a bulge, knob, swelling, spine or anything that protrudes while 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.

protuberance

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A bulge, knob, swelling, spine or anything that protrudes.
  • * 1989 — Ben Aaronovitch, Remembrance of the Daleks
  • Ever since their creation the Daleks have been attempting to conquer and enslave as much of the universe as they could get their grubby little protuberances on.

    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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