Flowers growing from a bulb (lower left).



  • Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
  • A light bulb.
  • The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown.
  • a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
  • The medulla oblongata.


  • To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.


  • From Middle English bulb, bolbe, from Latin bulbus, from Ancient Greek βολβός.

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