Definitions for bractbrækt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a specialized leaflike plant part, sometimes large and showy, usu. situated at the base of a flower or inflorescence.

    Category: Botany

Origin of bract:

1760–70; earlier bractea < L: a thin plate of metal


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bract(noun)

    a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence


  1. bract(Noun)

    A leaf or leaf-like structure from the axil of which a the stalk of a flower or an inflorescence arises.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bract(noun)

    a leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant, from the axil of which a flower stalk arises

  2. Bract(noun)

    any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or at the base of a flower


  1. Bract

    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.


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