tailcup etymology

English word tailcup comes from English cup, English tail

Detailed word origin of tailcup

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 [...]
tail English (eng) (legal) Limitation of inheritance to certain heirs. (legal) Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed. (architecture) To hold by the end; said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; with in or into. (nautical) To swing with the stern in a certain direction; said of a vessel at anchor.. (transitive) To follow and observe surreptitiously.. To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be [...]
tailcup English (eng) An American lupine, Lupinus caudatus.

Words with the same origin as tailcup

Descendants of tail