noun \ˈbrakt\

Definition of BRACT

:  a leaf from the axil of which a flower or floral axis arises
:  a leaf borne on a floral axis; especially :  one subtending a flower or flower cluster
brac·te·al \ˈbrak-tē-əl\ adjective
brac·te·ate \-tē-ət, -ˌāt\ adjective
bract·ed \-təd\ adjective

Origin of BRACT

New Latin bractea, from Latin, thin metal plate
First Known Use: 1770


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