Word Origin for caulicle
Examples from the Web for caulicle
Half of an acorn, cut lengthwise, filled by the very thick cotyledons, the base of which encloses the minute caulicle.
Embryo taken out whole and unfolded; the broad and very thin cotyledons notched at summit; the caulicle below.
The end which almost touches the seed coat is caulicle, the other end belongs to the solitary cotyledon.
A secondary office is to hold the seed firmly, so that the caulicle can enter the ground.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf|Jane H. Newell
The stem at the very beginning produces roots, in most plants a single root from the base of the embryo-stem, or caulicle.