Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

phyllary

play
noun phyl·la·ry \ˈfi-lə-rē\

Definition of phyllary

plural

phyllaries

  1. :  one of the involucral bracts subtending the flower head of a composite plant



Origin and Etymology of phyllary

New Latin phyllarium, from Greek phyllarion, diminutive of phyllon leaf


First Known Use: 1857

Rhymes with phyllary


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phyllary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).