- a tree that produces caucho.
Origin of ule
1840–50; < Mexican Spanish (h)ule < Nahuatl ōlli caoutchouc
- a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, originally diminutive nouns (capsule; globule; nodule) or noun derivatives of verbs (ligule).
Origin of -ule
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Examples from the Web for ule
So it was settled that the sun spent all his time in the neighbourhood of Ule.
Measures had of course been taken to keep the Flamp out of Ule.
Suffice it to say, that henceforward the Flamp became the guardian of Ule.
But this question presented no difficulty to the good people of Ule.
Ule was a little city in the midst of a wide plain, and round about it was a stout wall.
- indicating smallnessglobule
from Latin -ulus, diminutive suffix
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Word Origin and History for ule
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