cupule: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ky'pyl), [key]
- a cup-shaped whorl of hardened, cohering bracts, as in the acorn. See illus. underacorn.
- a cup-shaped outgrowth of the thallus of certain liverworts.
- the apothecium of a cup fungus.
- a small cup-shaped sucker or similar organ or part.
- cupule (Thesaurus)