Crossword clues for bulb
- Flower bed planting
- Fall planting
- Cluster of cloves
- Chandelier insert
- Cartoonist's idea?
- An onion is one
- What's often screwed up?
- What lights up in a lamp
- Tulip, for example
- Tulip source
- Tulip seed
- Tulip root
- Tulip or onion
- Tulip or light
- Tulip or daffodil
- Tulip ___
- This goes off when inspiration strikes
- Symbol of a bright idea
- Something screwed into a lamp
- Reproductive organ in some plants
- Putative tulip
- Part of a thermometer
- Onion's origin
- Onion, e.g
- Onion or shallot
- Onion or lily
- One end of a baster
- Object that symbolizes an idea
- Narcissus, for example
- Mercury thermometer part
- Lily, for instance
- Lily producer
- Light-fixture insert
- Light in a lamp
- Light finish?
- Light ____
- Less Than Jake "The Brightest ___ Has Burned Out"
- Lamp's light source
- Lamp light
- Item that's screwed into a lamp
- Item rated in watts
- It's used in a flash
- It's screwed into a light socket
- It'll light up a room
- It gets inserted into a lamp
- Halogen lamp illuminator
- Germ of a geranium
- GE product
- Future tulip, say
- Future fritillary
- Fixture insert
- Filament container
- Eyedropper part
- Eyedropper extremity
- Eyedropper end
- Eventual tulip
- Dormant daffodil
- Daffodil source
- Closed-up tulip
- Bright idea emoji
- Annual groundbreaker
- Future flower
- It's often screwed up
- Thermometer part
- Tulip planting
- Tulip's base
- Gardener's purchase
- Iris's base
- Flower starter, often
- Onion, for one
- Thermometer's terminus
- Bottom of a lily
- Sylvania product
- Tulip or lily planting
- Shallot, e.g.
- *Replaceable part of a lamp
- Hardware store or nursery purchase
- It may have 40, 60 or 75 watts
- A rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)
- A rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ
- A modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
- Lily's origin
- Flower part
- Tulip's origin
- Light source that needs occasional replacement
- Daffodil or tulip
- Lily's beginning
- Onion or hyacinth
- Underground bud
- Future lily
- Iris, for one
- Future tulip or onion
- Tulip ___ (item that's planted in the fall)
- Cry over an onion?
- Cry about getting an onion?
- Onion or what it makes you do, if brought up
- Source of light to cry over
- Tulip's start
- Underground storage organ for some plants
- Garlic unit
- Socket insert
- Narcissus, e.g
- Tulip, at first
- Shutter speed setting
- Three-way, e.g
- Rounded thermometer part
- Lamp lighter
- Lamp insert
- Idea symbolizer
- Filament housing
- Young tulip?
- Unopened tulip
- Tulip starter
- Tulip start
- Shallot, e.g
- Lily part
- Lily or onion
- Lamp part, light ...
- It's usually screwed up
- Head of garlic
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bulb \Bulb\ (b[u^]lb), n. [L. bulbus, Gr. bolbo`s: cf. F. bulbe.]
(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, as it grows, a stem above, and roots below, as in the onion, tulip, etc. It differs from a corm in not being solid.
(Anat.) A name given to some parts that resemble in shape certain bulbous roots; as, the bulb of the aort
Bulb of the eye, the eyeball.
Bulb of a hair, the ``root,'' or part whence the hair originates.
Bulb of the spinal cord, the medulla oblongata, often called simply bul
Bulb of a tooth, the vascular and nervous papilla contained in the cavity of the tooth.
An expansion or protuberance on a stem or tube, as the bulb of a thermometer, which may be of any form, as spherical, cylindrical, curved, etc.
3. a light bulb.
Bulb \Bulb\, v. i. To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1560s, "an onion," from Middle French bulbe (15c.), from Latin bulbus "bulb, bulbous root, onion," from Greek bolbos "plant with round swelling on underground stem." Expanded by 1800 to "swelling in a glass tube" (thermometer bulb, light bulb, etc.).
n. 1 Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end. 2 A light bulb. 3 The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown. 4 (context nautical English) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence. vb. (context intransitive English) To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
n. a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
electric lamp consisting of a glass bulb containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated [syn: light bulb, lightbulb, incandescent lamp, electric light, electric-light bulb]
a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe"
lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning" [syn: medulla oblongata, medulla]
a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ
Bulb, abbreviated B, is a shutter speed setting on an adjustable camera that allows long exposure times under the direct control of the photographer. With this setting, the shutter simply stays open as long as the shutter button remains depressed. An alternative setting common on film cameras is Time, abbreviated T, where the button is pressed once to open the shutter and again to close it.
A bulbous plant is one that possesses a bulb. Bulb may refer to
- Bulb (in strict botanical use), a storage organ of a plant made up of fleshy leaf bases
- Ornamental bulbous plant (in gardening or horticulture), any one of a number of different kinds of underground or near ground storage organs which can be dried and from which an ornamental plant can be grown
Other meanings of bulb are:
- Light bulb, a source of electric lighting
- Flashbulb, a bright, rapid light bulb
- Bulb (photography), a shutter setting
- Bulbous bow, a protruding bulb at the bow below the waterline
- Bulb keel, a term in naval architecture
- Bulb Records, a record label
- Bulbs (song), a 1974 song by Van Morrison
- Bulb, of brain, a historical term referring to the medulla oblongata
- BULB Act, a U.S. House bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton and others in 2011
- Bulb, the solo project of guitarist Misha Mansoor
- As an abbreviation, "Bulb" is short for the orchid genus Bulbophyllum.
In botany, a bulb is a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases that function as food storage organs during dormancy. (In gardening, plants with other kinds of storage organ are also called " ornamental bulbous plants" or just "bulbs".)
A bulb's leaf bases, also known as scales, generally do not support leaves, but contain food reserves to enable the plant to survive adverse weather conditions. At the center of the bulb is a vegetative growing point or an unexpanded flowering shoot. The base is formed by a stem, and plant growth occurs from this basal plate. Roots emerge from the underside of the base, and new stems and leaves from the upper side. Tunicate bulbs have dry, membranous outer scales that protect the continuous lamina of fleshy scales. Species in the genera Allium, Hippeastrum, Narcissus, and Tulipa all have tunicate bulbs. Non-tunicate bulbs, such as Lilium and Fritillaria species, lack the protective tunic and have looser scales.
Other types of storage organs (such as corms, rhizomes, and tubers) are sometimes referred to as bulbs, although as the term is used in botany, they are not. The technical term for plants that form underground storage organs, including bulbs as well as tubers and corms, is geophyte. Some epiphytic orchids (family Orchidaceae) form above-ground storage organs called pseudobulbs, that superficially resemble bulbs.
Nearly all plants that form true bulbs are monocotyledons, and include:
- Amaryllis, Crinum, Hippeastrum, Narcissus, and several other members of the amaryllis family Amaryllidaceae. This includes onion, garlic, and other alliums, members of the Amaryllid subfamily Allioideae.
- Lily, tulip, and many other members of the lily family Liliaceae.
- Two groups of Iris species, family Iridaceae: subgenus Xiphium (the "Dutch" irises) and subgenus Hermodactyloides (the miniature "rock garden" irises).
Oxalis, in the family Oxalidaceae, is the only dicotyledon genus that produces true bulbs.
Bulbous plant species cycle through vegetative and reproductive growth stages; the bulb grows to flowering size during the vegetative stage and the plant flowers during the reproductive stage. Certain environmental conditions are needed to trigger the transition from one stage to the next, such as the shift from a cold winter to spring. Once the flowering period is over, the plant enters a foliage period of about six weeks during which time the plant absorbs nutrients from the soil and energy from the sun for setting flowers for the next year. Bulbs dug up before the foliage period is completed will not bloom the following year but then should flower normally in subsequent years.
After the foliage period is completed, bulbs may be dug up for replanting elsewhere. Any surface moisture should be dried, then the bulbs may be stored up to about 4 months for a fall planting. Storing them much longer than that may cause the bulbs to dry out inside and become nonviable.
Usage examples of "bulb".
She ached to be outside in the fresh air, to be dressed in her oldest jeans, turning over spades full of soft loamy earth, feeling the excitement and pleasure of siting the bulbs, of allowing her imagination to paint for her the colourful picture they would make in the spring, in their uniform beds set among lawn pathways and bordered by a long deep border of old-fashioned perennial plants.
If I had acriflavine, I could squirt it up your pipe in a bulb syringe.
Light bulbs concealed beneath the brick rim illuminated the arching water, which swirled up from the crystal pool like an aqueous ballerina.
As it tore down the autobahn toward Frankfurt, the bumping caused the heavy springs above the front wheels to retract slightly, crushing the small bulb between the jaws of the bomb trigger to fragments of glass.
He stood at the blackboard with a piece of chalk in his hand, a little bug-eyed man of forty-five with a big bulb of head growing out on the stem of his thin neck like an overripe spring onion, to give his talk on the fourth dimension.
There are books on the shelves, cans of beer and Cokes in the refrigerator, and a manually operated light bulb in the bathroom.
If the bulbs blew in the dunnies, Mr Cribbage would sigh with irritation and change them.
A fresh battery could drive the little bulb day and night for four days and, if necessary, could be sent up, now that they had widened the bottleneck and double dihedron, to be recharged from the pedal-driven magneto that kept their telephone battery fresh.
The dreamlet image walked across to the fading bulb and planted a kiss on it.
In the glittering electrolier wires mingled with pipes and bulbs with globes.
On the viewscreen they could see the shape of Equinox, about half the size of Voyager, engulfed in the fracturing bulb of her own shields.
If it was a torch or glow bulb, it probably meant that Clothahump had caught his famulus in the chemicals again and was chasing him around the tree.
So expert were the hunters at tracking, they could identify the individual footprints of each member of the clan, and their sharp eyes would easily have seen broken-off shoots or disturbed earth from dug-up bulbs or roots if she had gathered any food.
Migraine, Busted Chandelier, The Glob, Dim Bulb, The Behinds, Plankton, Flaming Sidewalks, Nuclear Teacup!
It would take hours to dig over a new patch, and she would have to transfer the goura bulbs she had planted earlier in the sandy patch.