A leaf typically smaller compared to the genuine leaves of a plant through the axil of which a flower stalk occurs
- 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.
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.
(letter.) A leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant, through the axil of which a flower stalk arises.
- (n.) Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or during the base of a flower.
In Cheirostrobus a similar relation of sporangiophores to bracts existed, but here each bract was divided into three segments.