Cupuliferous

Cupuliferous

Cu`pu*lif"er*ous\ (k?`p?-l?f"?r-?s), a. [Cupule + -ferous: cf. F. cupulif[`e]re.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the oak and the chestnut are examples, -- trees bearing a smooth, solid nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur; bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.
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