American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bearing bracts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with bracts, in any sense of that word.
- n. In numismatics, one of certain silver coins current in the middle ages, chiefly in Germany. Bracteates were first issued about the middle of the twelfth century, were of very thin material, and stamped with a design in repoussé.
- adj. botany Having bracts.
- adj. Made of thin, beaten metal (of coins, ornaments etc. with a hollow underside).
- n. A bracteate coin or other object.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having a bract or bracts.
- adj. having bracts
- From Latin bracteātus ("gold-plated", "golden"), from bractea ("gold leaf", "veneer", "glitter"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin bracteātus, from Latin bractea, gold leaf; see bract. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is rather singular that each species of _Plantago_ seems to have its own perverse mode of growth; for instance, the bracteate, polystachyate and paniculate forms are almost exclusively confined to _P. major_, the roseate form to _P. media_, the proliferous form to _P. lanceolata_.”
“Schlechtendal's bracteate and polystachyate divisions.”
“A Polish bracteate perpetuates the memory of a pilgrimage of Duke Boleslav III to the tomb of St. Adalbert in”
“They were usually made as amulets for good luck and this bracteate shows a coiled animal.”
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