involucre

noun
in·vo·lu·cre | \ˈin-və-ˌlü-kər \

Definition of involucre 

: one or more whorls of bracts situated below and close to a flower, flower cluster, or fruit

Other Words from involucre

involucral \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəl \ adjective
involucrate \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krət, -ˌkrāt \ adjective

First Known Use of involucre

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for involucre

French, from New Latin involucrum

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