lodicule
noun Etymology: Latin lodicula, diminutive of lodic-, lodix cover Date: 1864 one of usually two delicate membranous hyaline scales at the base of the ovary of a grass that by their swelling assist in anthesis

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  • Lodicule — Lod i*cule, n. [L. lodicula. dim, of lodix, lodicis, a coverlet: cf. F. lodicule.] (Bot.) One of the two or three delicate membranous scales which are next to the stamens in grasses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lodicule — [läd′i kyo͞ol΄] n. [L lodicula, a small coverlet, dim. of lodix, a coverlet] one of the usually two minute, flat or fleshy outgrowths at the base of the flower of a grass, that swell up at flowering, assisting the escape of anthers and stigmas …   English World dictionary

  • lodicule — /lod i kyoohl /, n. Bot. one of the specialized scales at the base of the ovary of certain grass flowers. [1860 65; < NL lodicula, dim. of L lodix (s. lodic ) blanket, rug; see ULE] * * * …   Universalium

  • lodicule — noun A small scale at the base of the ovary of a flower of a grass …   Wiktionary

  • lodicule — (lo di ku l ) s. f. Terme de botanique. Enveloppe intérieure de la fleur des graminées. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. lodicula, diminutif de lodix, couverture …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • lodicule — [ lɒdɪkju:l] noun Botany a small green or white scale below the ovary of a grass flower. Origin C19: from L. lodicula, dimin. of lodix coverlet …   English new terms dictionary

  • lodicule — lod·i·cule …   English syllables

  • lodicule — lod•i•cule [[t]ˈlɒd ɪˌkyul[/t]] n. bot one of the specialized scales at the base of the ovary of certain grass flowers • Etymology: 1860–65; < NL lōdīcula, dim. of L lōdīx, s. lōdīc blanket, rug; see ule …   From formal English to slang

  • lodicule — /ˈlɒdɪkjul/ (say lodikyoohl) noun a small turgid scale found in some grass flowers. {Latin lōdīcula, diminutive of lōdix blanket} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lodicule — n. Bot. a small green or white scale below the ovary of a grass flower. Etymology: L lodicula dimin. of lodix coverlet …   Useful english dictionary

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