lodicule

noun
lod·​i·​cule | \ ˈlä-di-ˌkyül How to pronounce lodicule (audio) \

Definition of lodicule

: one of usually two delicate membranous hyaline scales at the base of the ovary of a grass that by their swelling assist in anthesis

First Known Use of lodicule

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lodicule

Latin lodicula, diminutive of lodic-, lodix cover

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The first known use of lodicule was in 1864

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“Lodicule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodicule. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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