obtaining the nature or appearance of a bract
- pertaining to or resembling or functioning as a bract
- getting the nature or appearance of a bract.
(a.) Having the nature or look of a bract.
The catkins of the poplars differ from those of the nearly allied willows in the presence of a rudimentary perianth, of obliquely cup-shaped form, within the toothed bracteal scales; the male flowers contain from eight to thirty stamens; the fertile bear a onecelled (nearly divided) ovary, surmounted by the deeply cleft stigmas; the two-valved capsule contains several seeds, each furnished with a long tuft of silky or cotton-like hairs.