phyllary

[ fil-uh-ree ]
/ ˈfɪl ə ri /

noun, plural phyl·la·ries.Botany.

one of the bracts forming the involucre or the head or inflorescence of a composite plant.

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Origin of phyllary

1855–60; <New Latin phyllarium<Greek phyllárion, diminutive of phýllon leaf
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