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bracteole

[ brak-tee-ohl ]
/ ˈbræk tiˌoʊl /
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noun Botany.
a small or secondary bract, as on a pedicel.
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Also bract·let [brakt-lit]. /ˈbrækt lɪt/.

Origin of bracteole

1820–30; <New Latin bracteola, equivalent to Latin bracte(a) a thin plate of metal, gold leaf + -ola-ole1
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How to use bracteole in a sentence

  • A single flower occupies each bracteole, consisting of a two-celled ovary and two styles.

  • Bractlet (Bracteola), or Bracteole, is a bract seated on the pedicel or flower-stalk, 73.

British Dictionary definitions for bracteole

bracteole
/ (ˈbræktɪˌəʊl) /

noun
a secondary bract subtending a flower within an inflorescenceAlso called: 'bractlet

Derived forms of bracteole

bracteolate (ˈbræktɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective

Word Origin for bracteole

C19: from New Latin bracteola, from bractea thin metal plate; see bract
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Scientific definitions for bracteole

bracteole
[ brăktē-ōl′ ]

A small bract.
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