bulbous bulbous  /ˈbəl bəs/


  1. (adj) shaped like a bulb
  2. (adj) curving outward


  1. I had been talking to Puryear about Maroon, a large, dark, bulbous form made mostly from wood and wire mesh covered with tar.
  2. There, in a bulbous bee costume, stood Jerry Seinfeld, being attached to a guy wire by several burly technicians.
  3. Big, bulbous, black stink bugs fearlessly investigate your feet as soon as you sit; if you let them, they'll crawl right up your leg.


  1. Zaha!: Twenty years ago, before the undulating...

    Twenty years ago, before the undulating ships, $160K dining tables, and bulbous blobs, Zaha Hadid's first built work wrapped up in Germany. Design Boom has a look at the architect's Vitra Fire Station and the commemorative Swarovski exhibition on view...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Curbed

  2. Golden Gate Estates couple raise otherworldly and unique succulents for farflung customers

    Visiting Mike and Maureen Massara's nursery seems like a trip to another galaxy, full of unearthly, bulbous plants erupting in tiny leaves of flowers that look like a botanist's Dr. Seuss characters.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News


  1. McGuane described it as a "short yet spacious and powerful book," as contrasted with the "well-larded garrulity of the bulbous American novel of today," and felt the prose recalled the careful writing of JM Coetzee and WG Sebald.
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Thomas McGuane Source: Edmonton Journal

  2. "The sad thing is my big fat gut is in better shape than your bulbous doughy body. No wonder the office won't let u win a match," Jericho said.
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Chris Jericho Source: Pro Wrestling Torch

  3. "He's a bulbous operative whose smell is everywhere," Lockyer said.
    on Jan 17, 2004 By: Bill Lockyer Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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