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bracteole

[brak-tee-ohl] /ˈbræk tiˌoʊl/
noun, Botany
1.
a small or secondary bract, as on a pedicel.
Also, bractlet
[brakt-lit] /ˈbrækt lɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin bracteola, equivalent to Latin bracte(a) a thin plate of metal, gold leaf + -ola -ole1
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British Dictionary definitions for bracteole

bracteole

/ˈbræktɪˌəʊl/
noun
1.
a secondary bract subtending a flower within an inflorescence Also called 'bractlet
Derived Forms
bracteolate (ˈbræktɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin bracteola, from bractea thin metal plate; see bract
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bracteole in Science
bracteole
  (brāk'tē-ōl')   
A small bract.
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