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[ok-ree-it, -eyt, oh-kree-]
  1. having an ocrea or ocreae; sheathed.
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Origin of ocreate

1820–30; < Latin ocreātus greaved, equivalent to ocre(a) greave (see ocrea) + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for ocreate

Historical Examples of ocreate

  • Ocreate, furnished with Ocre (boots), or stipules in the form of sheaths, 67.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Changed the last index reference for "Ligule" from 57 to 67; also the reference for "Ocreate."

  • One or more of them lie on the upper part of the bulb, forming the "limb" of the "ocreate" volva.

  • Ocreate, applied to the volva where it fits the lower part of the stem, as a stocking does the leg.

British Dictionary definitions for ocreate


  1. botany possessing an ocrea; sheathed
  2. ornithol another word for booted (def. 2)
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