borrowed from French & New Latin; French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from New Latin involūcre, going back to Latin involūcrum, involūcre "wrapper, cover, envelope" — more at involucrum
1785, in the meaning defined above
“Involucre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/involucre. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.
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