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.
Origin of ocrea
1820–30; < Latin: greave, legging
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Historical Examples of ocreae
In addition to these they have two pila, a brass helmet, and greaves (ocreae).
noun plural -reae (-rɪˌiː)
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