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bract

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noun \ˈbrakt\

Definition of bract

  1. 1 :  a leaf from the axil of which a flower or floral axis arises

  2. 2 :  a leaf borne on a floral axis; especially :  one subtending a flower or flower cluster

bracteal play \ˈbrak-tē-əl\ adjective
bracteate play \-tē-ət, -ˌāt\ adjective
bracted play \-təd\ adjective


Origin of bract

New Latin bractea, from Latin, thin metal plate


First Known Use: 1770

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