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phyllary

[fil-uh-ree]
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noun, plural phyl·la·ries. Botany.
  1. one of the bracts forming the involucre or the head or inflorescence of a composite plant.

Origin of phyllary

1855–60; < New Latin phyllarium < Greek phyllárion, diminutive of phýllon leaf
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