ocrea

noun oc·rea \ˈäkrēə, ˈōk-\
variants: or

ochrea

\ˈäkrēə, ˈōk-\

Definition of ocrea

plural

ocreae

or

ochreae

\-ēˌē\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ocrea

New Latin, from Latin ocrea greave, legging; perhaps akin to Latin ocris stony mountain — more at mediocre


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