- Also brac·te·ose [brak-tee-ohs] /ˈbræk tiˌoʊs/. Botany. having bracts.
- a thin coin, struck only on one face, the pattern of which shows through on the reverse face.
Origin of bracteate
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- (of a plant) having bracts
- 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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