Squamella Squa*mel"la (skw[.a]*m[e^]l"l[.a]), n.; pl. {Squamell[ae]} (-l[=e]). [NL., dim. fr. L. squama a scale.] (Bot.) A diminutive scale or bractlet, such as those found on the receptacle in many composite plants; a palea. [1913 Webster]

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