Caudicle
Caudicle Cau"di*cle, ||Caudicula Cau*dic"u*la, n. [Dim. of L. cauda tail, appendage.] (Bot.) A slender, elastic process, to which the masses of pollen in orchidaceous plants are attached. [1913 Webster]

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