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bulbil


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulbil  \Bulb"il\,  n.  [Dim.  fr  bulb.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  small  or  secondary  bulb;  hence  now  almost 
  exclusively:  An  a["e]rial  bulb  or  deciduous  bud,  produced 
  in  the  leaf  axils,  as  in  the  tiger  lily,  or  relpacing  the 
  flowers,  as  in  some  onions,  and  capable,  when  separated, 
  of  propagating  the  plant;  --  called  also  {bulblet}  and 
  {brood  bud}. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  small  hollow  bulb,  such  as  an  enlargement  in  a 
  small  vessel  or  tube. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bulbil 
  n  :  small  bulb  or  bulb-shaped  growth  arising  from  the  leaf  axil 
  or  in  the  place  of  flowers  [syn:  {bulblet}] 




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