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

First Known Use of cupule

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cupule

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

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