bracteole definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny bract.
    • a little leaf of leaf-like structure directly subtending a flower or inflorescence whose stalk itself is subtended by a bract.
    • A bract subtending someone rose rather than an inflorescence.
    • Same as bractlet.
    • In botany, only a little bract situated on a partial flower-stalk or pedicel, between the bract and calyx, and often smaller than the true bract. Also known as bractlet. See cut-under bract.
    • a tiny bract

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