Definition of bulbil in English:

bulbil

Line breaks: bul¦bil
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌlbɪl
 
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noun

Botany
A small bulb-like structure, in particular one in the axil of a leaf, which may fall to form a new plant.
More example sentences
  • If you look closely at the flower head you can see lots of bulbils forming - each one of those will grow into a new plant if it gets the chance.
  • The fine, young leaves of sprouted garlic bulbils look like newly sprouted grass.
  • A unique feature of this flower is that the bulbils appear in the leaf axils.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin bulbillus, diminutive of bulbus 'onion, bulbous root'.

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