phyllary

noun
phyl·​la·​ry | \ ˈfi-lə-rē How to pronounce phyllary (audio) \
plural phyllaries

Definition of phyllary

: one of the involucral bracts subtending the flower head of a composite plant

First Known Use of phyllary

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phyllary

New Latin phyllarium, from Greek phyllarion, diminutive of phyllon leaf

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“Phyllary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phyllary. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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