Ocrea meaning

ŏkrē-ə
A sheath formed at the node of a stem by the fusion of two stipules, found in many plants of the family Polygonaceae, such as rhubarb.
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A tubelike covering around some stems, formed of the united stipules: found esp. in the buckwheat family.
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(botany) A sheath around a plant stem forming from the stipule of a leaf and extending above the point of insertion of the leaf.
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Origin of ocrea

  • Latin greave

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

  • From Latin ocrea (“greave, legging")

    From Wiktionary