involucre


in·vo·lu·cre

noun \ˈin-və-ˌlü-kər\

Definition of INVOLUCRE

:  one or more whorls of bracts situated below and close to a flower, flower cluster, or fruit
in·vo·lu·cral \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəl\ adjective
in·vo·lu·crate \-krət, -ˌkrāt\ adjective

Origin of INVOLUCRE

French, from New Latin involucrum
First Known Use: 1785

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