Per"u*la\, n.; pl. Perul[ae]. [L., dim. of pera wallet, Gr. ?: cf. F. p['e]rule.]

1. (Bot.) One of the scales of a leaf bud.

2. (Bot.) A pouchlike portion of the perianth in certain orchides.
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