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synonyms for bract

  • frond
  • needle
  • petal
  • stalk
  • blade
  • flag
  • leaflet
  • pad
  • petiole
  • scale
  • stipule
  • foliole
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How to use bract in a sentence

The male flowers grow in catkins, each arising from a scaly bract, and have a green perianth.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
This bract, when dead, is bent near the middle and more or less twisted, with the edges curving toward the cluster of nuts.
SEED DISPERSALWILLIAM J. BEAL
This bract has attracted a good deal of attention, and for a long time everybody wondered what could be its use.
SEED DISPERSALWILLIAM J. BEAL
The little fruit is hung from a broad, flying bract, and as it very slowly sinks to the ground it solemnly turns round and round.
THE ROMANCE OF PLANT LIFEG. F. SCOTT ELLIOT
That is because the pressure of the air acts on the flat bract just as it does on an aeroplane, and forces it to revolve.
THE ROMANCE OF PLANT LIFEG. F. SCOTT ELLIOT
The whole of the spadix is surrounded by a large bract or spathe which is contracted a little distance above its base.
FIELD AND WOODLAND PLANTSWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Two or three flowers grow on the stem, each with a sheathing bract at the base of its stalk.
FIELD AND WOODLAND PLANTSWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Under each flower is a broad, heart-shaped, strongly-toothed, rose-coloured bract.
FIELD AND WOODLAND PLANTSWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
They are very small, either separate or in clusters; and each flower or cluster has a dry, sheathing bract at its base.
FIELD AND WOODLAND PLANTSWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The females are either solitary or in clusters of two or three, with a similar bract, and very small petals.
FIELD AND WOODLAND PLANTSWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BRACT

  • blade
  • bract
  • flag
  • foliole
  • frond
  • leaflet
  • needle
  • pad
  • petal
  • petiole
  • scale
  • stalk
  • stipule
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.