noun, plural och·re·ae [ok-ree-ee] /ˈɒk riˌi/.
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noun plural -reae (-rɪˌiː)
a cup-shaped structure that sheathes the stems of certain plants, formed from united stipules or leaf bases
Word Origin for ochrea
C19: from Latin ocrea greave, legging, of obscure origin
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