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
In botany, a bract is a modified or specialized leaf, especially one associated with a reproductive structure such as a flower, inflorescence axis, or cone scale. Bracts are often different from foliage leaves. They may be smaller, larger, or of a different color, shape, or texture. Typically, they also look different from the parts of the flower, such as the petals and/or sepals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brakt, n. an irregularly developed leaf at the base of the flower-stalk.—adjs. Brac′teal, Brac′teate, Bract′ed, Brac′teolate.—n. Brac′teole, a little bract at the base of the stalk of a single flower which is itself on a main stalk supporting several flowers.—adj. Bract′less, destitute of bracts. [L. bractea, a thin plate of metal, gold-leaf.]
The numerical value of bract in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of bract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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