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Origin of bract
OTHER WORDS FROM bractbrac·te·al [brak-tee-uh l] /ˈbræk ti əl/, adjectivebract·ed, adjectivebract·less, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for bract
An axillary flower stands between the bract or leaf which subtends it and the axis or stem which bears this bract or leaf.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Sterile flowers in slender lateral and clustered catkins; calyx naked, adherent to the bract, unequally 2–3-parted.
The calyx is permanent, and five-cleft; and the flowers are produced in panicles, and each is furnished with a bract.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
This bract, when dead, is bent near the middle and more or less twisted, with the edges curving toward the cluster of nuts.Seed Dispersal|William J. Beal
Bract, brakt, n. an irregularly developed leaf at the base of the flower-stalk.