Bracteate definition

brăktē-ĭt, -āt
(botany) Bearing bracts.
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A thin, coinlike, usually gold medallion or pendant produced especially by Germanic peoples during the early Middle Ages.
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Having bracts.
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(botany) Having bracts.
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Made of thin, beaten metal (of coins, ornaments etc. with a hollow underside).
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A bracteate coin or other object.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bracteate
Plural:
bracteates

Origin of bracteate

  • New Latin bracteātus from Latin bractea gold leaf bract

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin bracteātus (“gold-plated", "golden”), from bractea (“gold leaf", "veneer", "glitter”).

    From Wiktionary