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[ok-ree-uh, oh-kree-uh] /ˈɒk ri ə, ˈoʊ kri ə/
noun, plural ocreae
[ok-ree-ee, oh-kree-ee] /ˈɒk riˌi, ˈoʊ kriˌi/ (Show IPA).
Botany, Zoology.
a sheathing part, as a pair of stipules united about a stem.
Also, ochrea.
Origin of ocrea
1820-30; < Latin: greave, legging Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Part of stem and leaf of Prince's-Feather (Polygonum orientale) with the united sheathing stipules forming a sheath or ocrea.

British Dictionary definitions for ocrea


noun (pl) -reae (-rɪˌiː)
a variant spelling of ochrea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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