- bulbs1) N-COUNT A bulb is the glass part of an electric lamp, which gives out light when electricity passes through it.
The stairwell was lit by a single bulb.Syn:2) N-COUNT A bulb is a root shaped like an onion that grows into a flower or plant.
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bulb — bulb … Dictionnaire des rimes
bulb — BULB, bulbi, s.m. 1. Tulpină (subterană) a unor plante, alcătuită din frunze în formă de tunici sau solzi suprapuşi (în care se depun substanţe de rezervă), cu un înveliş membranos uscat. 2. (În sintagmele) Bulb pilos = partea terminală, umflată … Dicționar Român
Bulb — (b[u^]lb), n. [L. bulbus, Gr. bolbo s: cf. F. bulbe.] 1. (Bot.) A spheroidal body growing from a plant either above or below the ground (usually below), which is strictly a bud, consisting of a cluster of partially developed leaves, and producing … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bulb — [bulb] n. [ME < L bulbus < Gr bolbos] 1. an underground bud that sends down roots and consists of a very short stem covered with leafy scales or layers, as in a lily, onion or hyacinth 2. a corm, tuber, or tuberous root resembling a bulb,… … English World dictionary
bulb — [bʌlb] n ↑filament, ↑thread [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: bulbus, from Greek bolbos plant with a bulb ] 1.) the glass part of an electric light, that the light shines from = ↑light bulb ▪ a 100 watt bulb … Dictionary of contemporary English
bulb — (n.) 1560s, an onion, from M.Fr. bulbe, from L. bulbus bulb, onion, from Gk. bolbos plant with round swelling on underground stem. Expanded by 1800 to swelling in a glass tube (thermometer bulb, light bulb, etc.) … Etymology dictionary
bulb — bulb; bulb·less; bulb·let; pseu·do·bulb; … English syllables
Bulb — Bulb, v. i. To take the shape of a bulb; to swell. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bulb — [ bʌlb ] noun count * 1. ) the part of a plant that is shaped like an onion from which a flower grows. You plant bulbs in the ground: daffodil bulbs 2. ) a LIGHT BULB … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bulb — ► NOUN 1) a rounded underground storage organ present in some plants, consisting of a short stem surrounded by fleshy leaf bases. 2) a light bulb. 3) an expanded or rounded part at the end of something. ORIGIN Greek bolbos onion, bulbous root … English terms dictionary
bulb — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí … Diccionari Català-Català