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One of two or three small scales at the base of the ovary in a grass flower, believed to be a rudimentary perianth.
[Latin lōdīcula, small blanket, diminutive of lōdīx, lōdīc-, blanket.]
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(Botany) any of two or three minute scales at the base of the ovary in grass flowers that represent the corolla
[C19: from Latin lōdīcula, diminutive of lōdix blanket]
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one of the specialized scales at the base of the ovary of certain grass flowers.
[1860–65; < New Latin lōdīcula, diminutive of Latin lōdīx, s. lōdīc- blanket, rug; see -ule]
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