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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small bract.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small leaf of leaf-like structure directly subtending a flower or inflorescence whose stalk itself is subtended by a bract.
  • n. A bract subtending an individual flower rather than an inflorescence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as bractlet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a little bract situated on a partial flower-stalk or pedicel, between the bract and the calyx, and usually smaller than the true bract. Also called bractlet. See cut under bract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small bract

Etymologies

Latin bracteola, gold leaf, diminutive of bractea; see bract.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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