vasculum

noun
vas·​cu·​lum | \ ˈva-skyə-ləm How to pronounce vasculum (audio) \
plural vascula\ ˈva-​skyə-​lə How to pronounce vascula (audio) \

Definition of vasculum

: a usually metal and commonly cylindrical or flattened covered box used in collecting plants

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First Known Use of vasculum

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasculum

borrowed from Latin vāsculum "small vessel," from vās "container" + -culum, diminutive suffix

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“Vasculum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasculum. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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