ocrea

[ok-ree-uh, oh-kree-uh]
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noun, plural oc·re·ae [ok-ree-ee, oh-kree-ee] /ˈɒk riˌi, ˈoʊ kriˌi/. Botany, Zoology.

a sheathing part, as a pair of stipules united about a stem.

Nearby words

  1. ocmulgee,
  2. oconee-bells,
  3. ocotillo,
  4. ocr,
  5. ocracoke island,
  6. ocreae,
  7. ocreate,
  8. ocs,
  9. oct,
  10. oct-

Also ochrea.

Origin of ocrea

1820–30; < Latin: greave, legging

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British Dictionary definitions for ocreae

ocrea

noun plural -reae (-rɪˌiː)

a variant spelling of ochrea
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