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bract

Definitions of bract
  1. noun
    a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
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    calycle, calyculus, epicalyx, false calyx
    a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
    bracteole, bractlet
    a small bract
    spathe
    a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence
    involucre
    a highly conspicuous bract or bract pair or ring of bracts at the base of an inflorescence
    glume
    small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae
    flowering glume, lemma
    the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
    type of:
    husk
    outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
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