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phyllary

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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 of phyllary

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


First Known Use: 1857

Rhymes with phyllary


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