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Definition of the noun bulbil

What does bulbil mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bulbils

  1. small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of bulbil: bulblet
    • more generic word: bulb = a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure

Alternative definition of the noun bulbil


  1. [botany] A bulb-shaped bud in the place of a flower or in a leaf axil

Phrases with bulbil

  1. Bulbil Onion
  2. Bulbil Bugle-Lily

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Google previewPlant Physiology 6C (2012)

A Treatise: Physiology of Development: From Seeds to Sexuality by F.C. Steward

Vivipary in grasses represents rather more than simple spikelet proliferation, for the bulbil is a structure well adapted for its role in dispersal. The ecology of viviparous grasses suggests that the switch to this form of reproduction is linked to ...

Google previewObjective Biology for NEET & Other Medical College Entrance Examinations

by Bhatia

Malic acid Bulbil is a modification of (a) Underground stem (b) Bases of leaves (c) Buds 53. (d) Radicle Thick ...

Google previewCommerce Reports (1917)

The bulbil is a small plant which develops on the pole, or middle stem, of the parent plant after the latter has reached full maturity—in British East Africa from 6 to 7 years after planting. Each parent plant produces from two to three thousand of ...

Google previewThe Rambles of a Naturalist on the Coasts of France, Spain, and Sicily (1857)

by Armand Quatrefages

The bud is a germ which requires for its development that it should adhere to a parent which does not in reality deserve the name either of male or of female ; the bulbil is A germ which is detached from the parent, and is developed without ...

Google previewThe Complete Book of Garlic (2008)

A Guide for Gardeners, Growers, and Serious Cooks by Ted Meredith

The bulbil is a part of the plant's flowering structure. Wild garlic and many cultivated garlic strains produce flowering structures and a flower stalk called a scape. These, again, are commonly called hardnecks.

Google previewPharmaceutical Record and Weekly Market Review (1886)

by P. W. Bedford

A bulbil is a bud which becomes an independent plant before it commences to elongate; it is generally fleshy, somewhat after the manner of a bulb, hence its name. Examples occur in the axillery buds of Lilium, Bulbiferum, in some Alliums, etc ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

Terminal bud Stem bulbil developing from lateral bud Stem bulbil at base of stem Adventitious root Adventitious root Food store Shoot Remains of flowering shoot Shoot New corm forming at base of shoot BULB WITH SHOOT Amaryllis ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

bulbil HA. An example is carbonic acid and sodium hydrogencarbonate, in which molecules H2CO3 and ions HCO3 À are present. When acid is added most of the extra protons are removed by the base: HCO3 À þ Hþ ! H2CO3 When base ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

bulbil. See bulblet. bulblet (bulbel; bulbil; bood bud). a small bulb or bulblike structure that develops above ground, typically in the axil of a leaf, but sometimes elsewhere (e.g. , among or ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

Bulbil Bundle Buttress root Callus Calyx Cambium (Plant) Capsule Carbohydrate oxidation ...

Google previewThe Firefly Visual Dictionary (2002)

by Jean Claude Corbeil, Ariane Archambault

plant litter topsoil subsoil bedrock solar energy leaf fleshy leaf bulbil underground stem base cordate orbiculate peltate blade stnicture of a leaf > m.

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

border brush discharge brusselator Bryophyta Bryozoa BSE bubble chamber buccal cavity Buchner funnel buckminsterfullerene buckyball buckytube bud budding buffer bugs bulb bulbil bulk modulus bulla bumping buna rubber bunching.

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

bud budding Buddleja budfission bud scale buffer building phase bujedales bulb bulbil Bulbine Bulgaria bulk density bullate bulliform cell bullock's heart bulrush bunch grass prairie bundle cap bundle sheath bunt bunya bunya Burckella ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

AM 'bolbor bulbil BR ' bAlbil, -z AM ...

Google previewDictionary of Agronomy (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Bulbil. A small bulb-like organ of vegetative reproduction that may form in the leaf axil, an inflorescence, or at a stem base.

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Also called bulbil. Bulimia nervosa : An eating disorder characterized by rapid consumption of a large amount of food in a short period of time, with a sense of lack of control during the episode and self-evaluation unduly influenced by body ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns (1973)

by John Christopher Willis, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

VEGETATIVE ORGANS Adnate, Adventitious, Aerenchyma, Aerial Root, Branch, Bud, Bulb, Bulbil, Cauli(fiory), Concrescence, Corm, Iso- (bilateral, &c), Leaf, Phyllo-(taxy, &c), Poly-(morphism), Rhizome, Stem, Stipule, Sym- (podium), Thorn, ...

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