The bract at the base is dry and papery, often lacerate near its apex.
Origin of lacerate
Middle English laceratenfrom Latin lacerārelacerāt-fromlacertorn
Among the Semites and Tatars worshippers lacerate themselves before the god.
This order allows you to grind the leaves into the sugar, giving the sugar a chance to lacerate the mint leaves and draw out the mint essence.
For her a new temple was built, and a college of priests (Bellonarii) instituted to conduct her fanatical rites, the prominent feature of which was to lacerate themselves and sprinkle the blood on the spectators (Tibullus i.