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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence.

Usage examples (33)
  • Only in some varieties is the leafy bract (Fig. 72) to be found.
  • Union of the leaf or bract with the flower-stalk is not uncommon.
  • Spathaceous having a large bract enclosing a flower cluster, 104.
  • Fruiting spikelets enclosed in a stony nut-like polished bract 16. for more
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