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.

Nearby words

  1. phylaxis,
  2. phyle,
  3. phyletic,
  4. phyletics,
  5. phyll-,
  6. phyllid,
  7. phyllis,
  8. phyllite,
  9. phyllitic,
  10. phyllo

Origin of phyllary

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

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