Bulbil

Bulb"il

(?), n. [Dim. fr. bulb.] 1. (Bot.) A small or secondary bulb; hence, now almost exclusively: An arial bulb or deciduous bud, produced in the leaf axils, as in the tiger lily, or relpacing the flowers, as in some onions, and capable, when separated, of propagating the plant; -- called also bulblet and brood bud.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Anat.) A small hollow bulb, such as an enlargement in a small vessel or tube.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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