ocrea (plural ocreas or ocreae)

(botany) A sheath around a plant stem forming from the stipule of a leaf and extending above the point of insertion of the leaf.

Usage notes

• A leaf sheath typically does not fully encase the stem, and may also form around an axillary organ such as a bud.


• Acero, Arceo, Corea

Source: Wiktionary

O"cre*a, n. Etym: [L.]

Definition: See Ochrea.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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