cu|pule

cu|pule
cu|pule «KYOO pyool», noun.
1. a cup-shaped involucre, such as that of the acorn.
2. the cup-shaped receptacle of certain fungi.
3. a cup-shaped sucker or similar part in an animal.
[< Latin cūpula. See etym. of doublet cupola. (Cf.cupola)]

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