Bractlet
Bractlet Bract"let, n. [Bract + -let] (Bot.) A bract on the stalk of a single flower, which is itself on a main stalk that support several flowers. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • bractlet — [brak′tē ōl΄brakt′lit] n. a small or secondary bract at the base of a flower: also bracteole [brak′tē ōl΄] * * * …   Universalium

  • bractlet — [brak′tē ōl΄brakt′lit] n. a small or secondary bract at the base of a flower: also bracteole [brak′tē ōl΄] …   English World dictionary

  • bractlet — bract·let …   English syllables

  • bractlet — noun a small bract • Syn: ↑bracteole • Hypernyms: ↑bract …   Useful english dictionary

  • brac|te|ole — «BRAK tee ohl», noun. = bractlet. (Cf. ↑bractlet) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bracteole — Brac te*ole, n. [L. bracteola, dim. of bractea. See {Bractea}.] (Bot.) Same as {Bractlet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squamellae — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bract — In botany, a bract is a modified or specialized leaf. Bracts are ordinarily associated with reproductive structures (subtending flowers, inflorescence axes, or cone scales). They are ordinarily reduced in size relative to foliage leaves, or of a… …   Wikipedia

  • bracteole — /brak tee ohl /, n. Bot. a small or secondary bract, as on a pedicel. Also, bractlet /brakt lit/. [1820 30; < NL bracteola, equiv. to L bracte(a) a thin plate of metal, gold leaf + ola OLE1] * * * …   Universalium

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