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The rattle-snake-herb has a bulbous root, like that of the tuberose, but twice as large.

The stem shows to be bulbous and the cap covered with warts.

In Figure 240 the cortina and the bulbous form of the stem will be seen.

The stem is slender, nearly equal, floccose, bulbous at the base.

Invisible rays licked out of the bulbous muzzle of the pistol.

And she pointed to the bulbous green animal that wriggled on the table-top.

On the threshold of the doorway was a shadow—black and bulbous.

He then produces the bulbous stalks, and squeezes a portion of the juice into the pot.

He also adds the juices of a bitter root and of two bulbous plants.

Callas, like all other bulbous plants, must have a season of rest.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "pertaining to a bulb," from Latin bulbosus, from bulbus (see bulb). Meaning "bulb-shaped" is recorded from 1783. Related: Bulbously; bulbousness.

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