Definition of Bractlet

1. Noun. A small bract.

Exact synonyms: Bracteole
Generic synonyms: Bract



Definition of Bractlet

1. n. A bract on the stalk of a single flower, which is itself on a main stalk that support several flowers.

Definition of Bractlet

1. Noun. (botany) A bract on the stalk of a single flower, which is itself on a main stalk that supports several flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bractlet

1. a small bract [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bractlet

1. A bract on the stalk of a single flower, which is itself on a main stalk that support several flowers. Origin: Bract + -let. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bractlet

braconids
bracovirus
bracoviruses
bract
bractea
bracteal
bracteate
bracteates
bracted
bracteolate
bracteole
bracteoles
bracteose
bractiform
bractless
bractlet (current term)
bractlets
bracts
brad
bradaczekite
bradawl
bradawls
bradded
bradding
bradleyite
bradoon
bradoons
brads
brady-
bradyarrhythmia

Literary usage of Bractlet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Rudimentary bractlet 1 only; thyrse from ovoid-oblong to oblong-cylindrical. above the base; wings narrow, pale green 2. P. caroliniana. ..."

2. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"In axillary inflorescence, the distinction between bractlet and bract is obvious: in case of a solitary terminal flower, there is no ground of difference: ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Pistillate flowers in small terminal aments, 2 to each bract, consisting of a 2-celled ovary adnate to a calyx and subtended by a flat persistent bractlet, ..."

4. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"The Relations of Bract, bractlet, and Flower should here be noticed, ... In axillary inflorescence, the distinction between bractlet and bract is obvious: ..."

5. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa ( Gray, Merritt Lyndon Fernald, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson (1908)
"Kacb nut subtended by an enlarged spreading leafy bractlet. ... tipped with 2 long-linear stigmas, and inclosed in a tubular bractlet, which in fruit ..."

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