What does the word tubular mean?

Usage examples for tubular

  1. Corolla tubular, irregularly 2- lipped, the upper lip darker and hood- like; the lower one 3- lobed, spreading, the middle and largest lobe fringed; 4 twin- like stamens ascending under upper lip; filaments of the lower and longer pair 2- toothed at summit, one of the teeth bearing an anther, the other tooth sterile; style thread- like, shorter than stamens, and terminating in a 2- cleft stigma. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  2. It blooms in June, and its twin flowers, light cream- color, velvety, tubular, exhale a most agreeable fragrance. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs
  3. From the final tube two thin wires ran to a long tubular coil. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell