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bracteate

[brak-tee-it, -eyt] /ˈbræk ti ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
Also, bracteose
[brak-tee-ohs] /ˈbræk tiˌoʊs/ (Show IPA)
. Botany. having bracts.
noun
2.
a thin coin, struck only on one face, the pattern of which shows through on the reverse face.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin bracteātus. See bract, -ate1
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Examples from the web for bracteate
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for bracteate

bracteate

/ˈbræktɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
(of a plant) having bracts
noun
2.
(archaeol) a fine decorated dish or plate of precious metal
Word Origin
C19: from Latin bracteātus gold-plated; see bract
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