meaning of bract

bract meaning in General Dictionary

A leaf typically smaller compared to the genuine leaves of a plant through the axil of which a flower stalk occurs

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  • a modified leaf or leaflike component just beneath and safeguarding an inflorescence
  • A leaf, typically smaller than the true leaves of a plant, through the axil which a rose stalk arises.
  • Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or on base of a flower.

bract meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in botany, "small leaf at the base of a flower," contemporary Latin, from Latin bractea, virtually "thin material plate," which will be of as yet not known source. Related: Bracteal; bracteate.


bract meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant, through the axil of which a flower stalk arises.

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  • (n.) Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or during the base of a flower.

Sentence Examples with the word bract

In Cheirostrobus a similar relation of sporangiophores to bracts existed, but here each bract was divided into three segments.

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