[ oo-ley ]

  1. a tree that produces caucho.

Origin of ule

1840–50; <Mexican Spanish (h)ule<Nahuatl ōlli caoutchouc

Other definitions for -ule (2 of 2)


  1. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, originally diminutive nouns (capsule; globule; nodule) or noun derivatives of verbs (ligule).

Origin of -ule

From French, from Latin -ulus, -ula, -ulum diminutive formative with nouns of the 1st and 2nd declensions, ultimately from unattested -el- (cf. -cle1, -elle, -ole1); the deverbative suffix -ulus, etc. (cf. cingulum, tumulus) is of distinct origin

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British Dictionary definitions for -ule


suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating smallness: globule

Origin of -ule

from Latin -ulus, diminutive suffix

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