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From Latin [Term?], diminutive of vagina (sheath).


vaginula (plural vaginulas or vaginulae)

  1. (botany) A little sheath, such as that about the base of the pedicel of most mosses.
  2. (botany) One of the tubular florets in composite flowers.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vaginula in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)