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involucre

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noun in·vo·lu·cre \ˈin-və-ˌlü-kər\

Definition of involucre

  1. :  one or more whorls of bracts situated below and close to a flower, flower cluster, or fruit

in·vo·lu·cral play \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəl\ adjective
in·vo·lu·crate play \-krət, -ˌkrāt\ adjective


Origin of involucre

French, from New Latin involucrum


First Known Use: 1785


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