1. bract

noun. a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence.


  • inflorescence
  • bractlet
  • involucre
  • calycle
  • husk
  • spathe
  • epicalyx
  • glume
  • false calyx
  • bracteole

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Example sentences of the word bract

1. Adjective
Bougainvillea growers often withhold water to the point of wilting to trigger bract color and heavy flowering.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Break the top four to six inches off of the plant above or below a leaf bract and place in a harvesting basket or bag.