ocrea

ocrea

[ok-ree-uh, oh-kree-uh]
noun, plural ocreae [ok-ree-ee, oh-kree-ee] . Botany, Zoology.
a sheathing part, as a pair of stipules united about a stem.
Also, ochrea.


Origin:
1820–30; < Latin: greave, legging

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

ocrea (ˈɒkrɪə)
 
n , pl -reae
a variant spelling of ochrea

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