bracteole

[ brak-tee-ohl ]
/ ˈbræk tiˌoʊl /
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noun Botany.

a small or secondary bract, as on a pedicel.

Nearby words

  1. braconid,
  2. bract,
  3. bracteal,
  4. bracteate,
  5. bracteolate,
  6. bracteose,
  7. brad,
  8. bradawl,
  9. bradbury,
  10. bradbury, ray

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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Examples from the Web for bracteole

  • 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 Formsbracteolate (ˈbræktɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective

Word Origin for bracteole

C19: from New Latin bracteola, from bractea thin metal plate; see bract

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Science definitions for bracteole

bracteole

[ brăktē-ōl′ ]

A small bract.
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