bracteal leaf

苞, 苞叶

English-Chinese Dictionary of Agriculture (英汉农业大词典). 2013.

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  • bract — bracteal /brak tee euhl/, adj. bracted, adj. bractless, adj. /brakt/, n. Bot. a specialized leaf or leaflike part, usually situated at the base of a flower or inflorescence. [1760 70; earlier bractea < L: a thin plate of metal] * * * Modified,… …   Universalium

  • bract — noun Etymology: New Latin bractea, from Latin, thin metal plate Date: 1770 1. a leaf from the axil of which a flower or floral axis arises 2. a leaf borne on a floral axis; especially one subtending a flower or flower cluster • bracteal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bract — /brækt / (say brakt) noun a specialised leaf or leaf like part, usually situated at the base of a flower or inflorescence. {Latin bractea thin plate of metal} –bracteal /ˈbræktiəl/ (say brakteeuhl), adjective –bractless, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • bract — n. a modified and often brightly coloured leaf, with a flower or an inflorescence in its axil. Derivatives: bracteal adj. bracteate adj. Etymology: L bractea thin plate, gold leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • bract — (n.) in botany, small leaf at the base of a flower, Modern Latin, from L. bractea, lit. thin metal plate, of unknown origin. Related: Bracteal; bracteate …   Etymology dictionary

  • bract —   n. leaf from axil of which flower is produced.    ♦ bracteal, a. bract like.    ♦ bracteate,   a. bearing bracts.    ♦ bracteiform, a. bract shaped.    ♦ bracteole, n. small bract; bract at base of flower.    ♦ bracteolate, a. having bracteoles …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bract — [brakt] n. [ModL bractea < L, thin metal plate] a modified leaf, usually small and scalelike, sometimes large and brightly colored, from whose axil grows a flower or inflorescence bracteal [brak′tē əl] adj …   English World dictionary

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