[lod-i-kyool] /ˈlɒd ɪˌkyul/

noun, Botany.
one of the specialized scales at the base of the ovary of certain grass flowers.
any of two or three minute scales at the base of the ovary in grass flowers that represent the corolla
One of two or three small rounded bodies at the base of the carpel of a grass flower. The swelling of the lodicules forces apart the flower’s bracts, exposing the flower’s reproductive organs.


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