suncup etymology

English word suncup comes from English cup, English sun

Detailed word origin of suncup

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cup English (eng) (transitive) To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.. (transitive) To hold something in cupped hands.. (transitive, engineering) To make concave or in the form of a cup.. (transitive, obsolete) To supply with cups of wine.. (transitive, surgery, archaic) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. (Canada) A Canadian unit of measure equal to 8 [...]
sun English (eng) (astronomy) A star, especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.. (cartomancy) The thirty-first Lenormand card.. (chiefly, literary) Sunrise or sunset.. (figurative) Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.. The light and warmth which is received from the sun.. The nineteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. The star that the Earth revolves around and from [...]
suncup English (eng) A bowl-shaped open depression in a snow surface, formed by ablation.. The evening primrose.