phyllary

noun
phyl·la·ry | \ˈfi-lə-rē \
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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