Etymology
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bulbous (adj.)

1570s, "pertaining to a bulb," from Latin bulbosus, from bulbus (see bulb). Meaning "bulb-shaped" is recorded from 1783. Related: Bulbously; bulbousness. Bulbaceous is from 1731.

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Definitions of bulbous

bulbous (adj.)
shaped like a bulb;
Synonyms: bulblike / bulb-shaped
bulbous (adj.)
curving outward;
Synonyms: bellied / bellying / bulging / bulgy / protuberant
From wordnet.princeton.edu