[ kawr-ni-kuhl ]

  1. any of various small, horn-shaped processes, especially one of a pair of tubes at the posterior end of the abdomen of aphids, from which a waxy fluid is emitted.

Origin of cornicle

1640–50; <Latin corniculum little horn, equivalent to corn- (stem of cornū) horn + -i--i- + -culum-cle1

Words Nearby cornicle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023