Definition of bulbous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌlbəs/


1Fat, round, or bulging: a bulbous nose
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  • Of middling height, Arnold was badly overweight, with the bulbous red nose and watery eyes of someone long lost to the bottle.
  • The Hull shape is of round bilge construction with bulbous bow and sterns keg, flared stem and transom stern.
  • Men with giant hands, bulbous noses and bulging eyes congregate and argue over the price of gangs of horses.
bulging, round, fat, rotund, swollen, spherical, swelling, distended, bloated, protuberant, ovoid, convex, pear-shaped, bulb-shaped, balloon-shaped
rare tumid
2(Of a plant) growing from a bulb: the bulbous buttercup
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  • Although the Hippeastrum can be grown outside in the garden in climatic zones 9 and 10, this bulbous plant is still much more suitable for bringing into flower indoors.
  • In early spring, white-flowering bulbous cress and waxy yellow swamp buttercup provide bright splashes on the forest floor.
  • This species of pelargonium is indigenous to the Eastern Cape and grows wild, sending out long bulbous roots deep into the ground.

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