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bulb

noun

1 bulb

A modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure.

Roget 194: expansion; increase of size etc. 35; enlargement, extension, augmentation; amplification, ampliation; aggrandizement, spread, increment, growth, ... show more

Roget 249: rotundity; roundness etc. adj.; cylindricity; sphericity, spheroidity; globosity.    cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical; barrel, drum; roll, ... show more

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Polish: kaczan, kolba



2 bulb

Electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.

synonyms: electric-light bulb, electric light, incandescent lamp, light bulb, lightbulb.

Dutch: gloeilamp, peer
Polish: żarówka

3 bulb

A rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end).

Dutch: bol

4 bulb

Anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop.

5 bulb

Lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata).

synonyms: medulla, medulla oblongata.

Polish: zamózgowie, rdzeniomózgowie, rdzeń przedłużony

6 bulb

A rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ.


Moby thesaurus: ball, balloon, bilge, bladder, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boll, bolus, boss, bow, bubble, bulbil, bulblet, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl ... show more.

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