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[ok-ree-uh] /ˈɒk ri ə/
noun, plural ochreae
[ok-ree-ee] /ˈɒk riˌi/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for ochrea


noun (pl) -reae (-rɪˌiː)
a cup-shaped structure that sheathes the stems of certain plants, formed from united stipules or leaf bases
Word Origin
C19: from Latin ocrea greave, legging, of obscure origin
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