spi|ri|cle


spi|ri|cle
spi|ri|cle «SPY ruh kuhl», noun.
Botany. one of the delicate coiled threads on the surface of certain seeds and fruits, which uncoil when wet.
[< New Latin spiricula, diminutive of Latin spīra spire; see etym. under spire2 (Cf.spire)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.