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[ok-ree-uh, oh-kree-uh]
noun, plural oc·re·ae [ok-ree-ee, oh-kree-ee] /ˈɒk riˌi, ˈoʊ kriˌi/. Botany, Zoology.
  1. a sheathing part, as a pair of stipules united about a stem.
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Also ochrea.

Origin of ocrea

1820–30; < Latin: greave, legging
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Examples from the Web for ocreae

Historical Examples

  • In addition to these they have two pila, a brass helmet, and greaves (ocreae).

    The Histories of Polybius, Vol. I (of 2)


British Dictionary definitions for ocreae


noun plural -reae (-rɪˌiː)
  1. a variant spelling of ochrea
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