One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Botany. Having the stipules united by cohesion into an ocrea or sheath surrounding the stem.
2Ornithology. Having the tarsal envelope fused into a boot. rare.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From classical Latin ocreātus wearing greaves or leggings from ocrea + -ātus.
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