Definition of ventricose in English:

ventricose

adjective

  • 1rare Having a large or protruding stomach:

    ‘a ventricose old lady’
  • 2Botany
    Swelling out in the middle or on one side:

    ‘a ventricose corolla’

Origin

Mid 18th century: formed irregularly from ventricle + -ose.

Pronunciation:

ventricose

/ˈvɛntrɪkəʊs/