bracteate

[brak-tee-it, -eyt]
adjective
1.
Also, bracteose [brak-tee-ohs] . Botany. having bracts.
noun
2.
a thin coin, struck only on one face, the pattern of which shows through on the reverse face.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin bracteātus. See bract, -ate1

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bracteate (ˈbræktɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of a plant) having bracts
 
n
2.  archaeol a fine decorated dish or plate of precious metal
 
[C19: from Latin bracteātus gold-plated; see bract]

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Several to many turbinate flowering heads are arranged in a leafy bracteate inflorescence.
The cymes are rather closely several-flowered and conspicuously bracteate.
The bracteate is housed with many others at the national museum of denmark.
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