cupule meaning

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  • Noun: cupule  kyoopyool
    1. Cup-shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn
      - acorn cup 
    2. A sucker on the feet of certain flies

    Derived forms: cupules

    See also: cupular

    Type of: cup, sucker

    Part of: acorn

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  1. Surprisingly little is known about the purpose or significance of cupules.
  2. Smaller sites include the cupules at " meenamatta"
  3. The cupule at the base of the berry, can be more brightly colored.
  4. The cupule with concentric rings of woody scales.
  5. The cupule is covered by numerous scales.

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