noun Botany.
a small or secondary bract, as on a pedicel.
Also, bractlet [brakt-lit] .

1820–30; < Neo-Latin bracteola, equivalent to Latin bracte(a) a thin plate of metal, gold leaf + -ola -ole1 Unabridged
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bracteole (ˈbræktɪˌəʊl)
Also called: 'bractlet a secondary bract subtending a flower within an inflorescence
[C19: from New Latin bracteola, from bractea thin metal plate; see bract]

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bracteole   (brāk'tē-ōl')  Pronunciation Key 
A small bract.
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