variants or ochrea
plural ocreae or ochreae
: 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)

Word History


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

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“Ocrea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ocrea. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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