Definition of ocrea in English:

ocrea

(also ochrea)

Pronunciation /ˈäkrēə//ˈōkrēə/

noun

Botany
  • A sheath around a stem formed by the cohesion of two or more stipules, characteristic of the dock family.

    • ‘The stipules take the form of a protective organ, the ochrea, which at first totally covers the shoot bud, and then remains behind as a dry collar.’
    • ‘In this family, the ochrea completely encircles the stem.’
    covering, cover, case, casing, envelope, sleeve, wrapper
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin, literally protective legging.

Pronunciation

ocrea

/ˈäkrēə//ˈōkrēə/