ocrea

noun
oc·​rea
variants: or ochrea \ˈäkrēə, ˈōk-​ \
plural ocreae or ochreae\-​ēˌē \

Definition of ocrea 

: a tubular sheath around the base of the petiole consisting of a single stipule in the red clover or of a pair of coherent stipules in the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae)

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History and Etymology for ocrea

New Latin, from Latin ocrea greave, legging; perhaps akin to Latin ocris stony mountain

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