cupule

noun cu·pule \ ˈkyü-(ˌ)pyül \

Definition of cupule

: a cup-shaped anatomical structure: such as
a : an involucre characteristic of the oak in which the bracts are indurated and coherent
b : an outer integument partially enclosing the seed of some seed ferns

Origin and Etymology of cupule

New Latin cupula, from Late Latin, diminutive of Latin cupa tub — more at hive


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