bracteole
noun Etymology: New Latin bracteola, from Latin, diminutive of bractea Date: circa 1828 a small bract especially on a floral axis

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

  • bractéole — [bʀakteɔl] n. f. ÉTYM. 1566; lat. bracteola, de bractea. → Bractée. ❖ ♦ Bot. Bractée d ordre secondaire, à la base des pédicelles d une inflorescence composée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bractéolé — bractéolé, ée (bra kté o lé, lée) adj. Terme de botanique. Qui est pourvu de bractéoles …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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

  • bracteole — noun a) A small leaf of leaf like structure directly subtending a flower or inflorescence whose stalk itself is subtended by a bract. b) A bract subtending an individual flower rather than an inflorescence …   Wiktionary

  • bractéole — (bra kté o l ) s. f. Terme de botanique. Petite bractée.    Terme de métier. Feuille ou lame d or ; rognure de feuilles d or. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Diminutif de bractée …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • bracteole — n. (Botany) small bract; secondary bract …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bracteole — brac·te·ole …   English syllables

  • bracteole — brac•te•ole [[t]ˈbræk tiˌoʊl[/t]] also bract•let [[t]ˈbrækt lɪt[/t]] n. bot a small or secondary bract, as on a pedicel • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL bracteola < L bracte(a) a thin plate of metal brac′te•o•late ə lɪt, ˌleɪt adj …   From formal English to slang

  • bracteole — /ˈbræktioʊl/ (say brakteeohl) noun a small or secondary bract, as on a pedicel. Also, bractlet /ˈbræktlət/ (say braktluht). {New Latin bracteōla} …   Australian English dictionary

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