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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence.

Usage examples (32)
  • A spathe of calyptrous glume involucrumines the perinanthean
  • As in the spathe, the base is made from both solid and hollow horn.
  • About 5 centimeters is cut from the tip of the spathe after about 3 weeks.
  • Flowers: Its flowers bloom in a spadix surrounded by a yellow-green spathe. for more
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