(From a bulb, and a chestnut,) agriocastanum, nucula terrestris, balanocastaneum, bulbocastunum majus et minus, earth nut, hawk nut, kipper nut, and pig Nut. Bunium bu bocastanum Lin. Sp. Pi. 349. The b. flexuosum of modern authors appears to be specifically distinct, and similar in its qualities.
This root is as large as a nutmeg, hard, tuberous, and whitish. It grows in sandy and gravelly places; flowers in May: is eaten either raw or roasted. It is sweetish to the taste, nourishing, and supposed to be of use against strangury and bloody urine.
(From ' bulbus, bulbous, and a globe). So called from its round bulbous root. See Narcissus luteus sylvestris.
The root is knotted, whence the name bulbonach; the seeds are large, red, and acrid to the taste. It grows spontaneously in Germany and Hungary, is sown in gardens in England; and is said to be a warm diuretic. Raii Hist. Modern practice, however, rejects it.
Vel Bolbos, (from a particle of excess, and from to take, because it is easily taken hold of from its roundness). Blancard.
Bulbus esculentus, such bulbous roots as are commonly eaten.
Bulbus vomitorius, called also muscari, ash coloured grape flower, muscari obsoletiore flore, hyacinthus racemosus moschatus, sibcadi, dipcadi, and musk grape flower. Hyacinthus muscari Lin. Sp. Pi. 454.
It hath a leaf as flexible as leather; the root is bulbous, covered with a black rind, and is emetic and diuretic. It grows in gardens about Constantinople, and in other parts of Asia. Raii Hist.
Bulbus sylvestris. See Narcissus luteus syl-vest.
And Bulimus. See Boulimus.
And Bulithum, (from an ox, and a stone). A stone found in the gall bladder, kidneys, or urinary bladder, of an ox. See Capra Al-pina.
A bubble; a vesicle. An elevation of the cuticle of a large size, irregularly circumscribed, and containing a transparent watery fluid. Clear vesicles arising in the eye, or from burns or scalds, are called bullae. Vesicles, with a dark red, or livid coloured base, are usually denominated phlyctenae.
(From the French billon). Gold or silver in the ore, or imperfectly refined.