Bracteole meaning

brăk'tē-ōl'
A small bract.
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A small bract.
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(botany) A small leaf of leaf-like structure directly subtending a flower or inflorescence whose stalk itself is subtended by a bract.
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(botany) A bract subtending an individual flower rather than an inflorescence.
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Origin of bracteole

  • Latin bracteola gold leaf diminutive of bractea bract
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition