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bracteate

[ brak-tee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈbræk ti ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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adjective
Also brac·te·ose [brak-tee-ohs]. /ˈbræk tiˌoʊs/. Botany. having bracts.
noun
a thin coin, struck only on one face, the pattern of which shows through on the reverse face.
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Origin of bracteate

From the New Latin word bracteātus, dating back to 1835–45. See bract, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for bracteate

bracteate
/ (ˈbræktɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective
(of a plant) having bracts
noun
archaeol a fine decorated dish or plate of precious metal

Word Origin for bracteate

C19: from Latin bracteātus gold-plated; see bract
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