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bulbous

 [bul´bus]
bearing or arising from a bulb.

bulbous

/bul·bous/ (bul´bus)
1. bulbar.
2. shaped like, bearing, or arising from a bulb.

bulbous

(bŭl′bəs)
adj.
1. Resembling a bulb in shape; rounded or swollen: a bulbous nose; a bulbous stem base.
2. Botany Bearing bulbs or growing from a bulb.

bul′bous·ly adv.

bulbous

Etymology: L, bulbus, swollen root
pertaining to a structure that resembles a bulb or that originates in a bulb.

bulbous

having the form or nature of a bulb; bearing or arising from a bulb.

bulbous buttercup
ranunculusbulbosa.
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Bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the front of a ship just below the waterline.
The bulbous bow is a torpedo-like underwater projection to streamline the ship's movement and minimise the bow waves as she cuts through the sea when underway.
False widows are distinctive for their shiny, black flesh, bulbous bodies, and thick legs - and only bite when threatened.
CELERIAC, a bulbous knobbly root about the size of a medium turnip, is part of the celery family, but has a slightly nutty, milder and sweeter taste.
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Andrew Kudless discusses <em>P_Wall</em>, a 45-foot-long wall installation of undulating, bulbous forms.
How frightening the giant turtle and nursery on the roof, the bulbous barber shop and ironic hotel with its many chins.
The society -- recognizable by its bulbous sanctuary -- voted last fall to sell about half its property to a developer of senior artist colonies.
Finnish architect Ville Hara, who was premiated in the AR Awards of 2003 for his bulbous, timber gazebo (AR December 2003), is now in partnership with compatriot Anu Puustinen under the auspices of Avanto Architects.
I've nothing against 4x4s (I drive a Range Rover), but the Hummer is too bold, too brash and too bulbous for British roads.