- a sheathing part, as a pair of stipules united about a stem.
Origin of ocrea
1820–30; < Latin: greave, legging
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Examples from the Web for ocrea
Part of stem and leaf of Prince's-Feather (Polygonum orientale) with the united sheathing stipules forming a sheath or ocrea.The Elements of Botany
- a variant spelling of ochrea
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