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phyllary

[fil-uh-ree] /ˈfɪl ə ri/
noun, plural phyllaries. Botany.
1.
one of the bracts forming the involucre or the head or inflorescence of a composite plant.
Origin of phyllary
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin phyllarium < Greek phyllárion, diminutive of phýllon leaf
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