Definitions for bractbrækt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a specialized leaflike plant part, sometimes large and showy, usu. situated at the base of a flower or inflorescence.
Origin of bract:
1760–70; earlier bractea < L: a thin plate of metal
a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
A leaf or leaf-like structure from the axil of which a the stalk of a flower or an inflorescence arises.
a leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant, from the axil of which a flower stalk arises
any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or at the base of a flower