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Meaning of BRACT

Pronunciation:  brakt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence

BRACT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: bracteole, calycle, calyculus, epicalyx, false calyx, glume, husk, inflorescence, involucre, spathe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bract\, n. [See {Bractea}.] (Bot.)
(a) A leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant,
    from the axil of which a flower stalk arises.
(b) Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or at the
    base of a flower.

Note: Bracts are often inconspicuous, but sometimes large and
      showy, or highly colored, as in many cactaceous plants.
      The spathes of aroid plants are conspicuous forms of

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A leaf-like structure, different in form from the foliage leaves and without an axillary bud, associated with an inflorescence or flower.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blade, bracteole, bractlet, cotyledon, flag, floral leaf, foliole, frond, glume, involucre, involucrum, lamina, leaf, leaflet, lemma, ligule, needle, petal, pile, pine needle, seed leaf, sepal, spathe, spear, spire, stipula, stipule