• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cupuliferous 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cupuliferous In botany, bearing cupules.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cupuliferous bearing cupules
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cupule, + -ferous,: cf. F. cupulifère,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cupula, dim. of cupa, a tub, and ferre, to carry.


In literature:

Etude sur l'Espece a l'occasion d'une revision de la Famille des Cupuliferes.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Associated Words: balaniferous, balanoid, cupule, cupuliferous, quercite, racahout.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming