American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sheath formed at the node of a stem by the fusion of two stipules, as in the rhubarb plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a sheathing stipule, or a pair of stipules united into a sheath around the stem, like a legging or the leg of a boot; also sometimes, in mosses, the thin sheath around the seta, terminating the vaginula.
- n. In zoology, a sheath; an investing part like or likened to an ocrea of a plant. Also, erroneously, ochrea.
- n. botany A sheath around a plant stem forming from the stipule of a leaf and extending above the point of insertion of the leaf.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See ochrea.
- From Latin ocrea ("greave, legging") (Wiktionary)
- Latin, greave. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Leaves simple, alternate, rarely opposite or whorled, petiolate or subsessile; stipules often united to a sheath (ocrea).”
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