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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as prophyllum.

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  • noun botany The frequently specialised or reduced leaf produced at the first node of a new shoot.

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  • noun a plant structure resembling a leaf

Etymologies

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Originally coined by French botanists, from Ancient Greek πρό (pro) and φύλλον (fýllon).

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