hypsophyll

noun hyp·so·phyll \ˈhipsəˌfil\

Definition of hypsophyll

plural

-s

  1. :  a floral leaf beneath the sporophylls :  bract, scale leaf

hypsophyllar

or

hypsophyllary

\-lərē\ or

hypsophyllous

\-ləs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hypsophyll

New Latin hypsophyllum translation of German hochblatt, literally, high leaf), from hyps- + -phyllum -phyll


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