Cupule meaning

kyo͝opyo͝ol
A small cup-shaped structure or organ, such as the cup at the base of an acorn or one of the suckers on the feet of certain flies.
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A cuplike structure, as the part of an acorn that holds the nut.
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Any small structure shaped like a cup, such as at the base of an acorn, or the sucker on the feet of some flies.
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Origin of cupule

  • Late Latin cūpula little cask diminutive of Latin cūpa tub

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition