bracteate


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brac·te·ate

 (brăk′tē-ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Botany Bearing bracts.
n.
A thin, coinlike, usually gold medallion or pendant produced especially by Germanic peoples during the early Middle Ages.

[New Latin bracteātus, from Latin bractea, gold leaf; see bract.]
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bracteate

(ˈbræktɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant) having bracts
n
(Archaeology) archaeol a fine decorated dish or plate of precious metal
[C19: from Latin bracteātus gold-plated; see bract]
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bracteate

A thinly beaten gold or silver plate or dish.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bracteate - having bracts
ebracteate - without bracts
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Caption: I Gold bracteate set with turquoise and pyrite, Tillya Tepe, Afghanistan, Tomb i, 2nd quarter of the 2nd century BC.
62 Calyptra derived from the last one or two bracteate organs below the flower (0) absent, (1) present.
A hoard of brooches, pendants and beads - including the magnificent seventh century gold bracteate brooch, pictured, which is thought belonged to a princess and, possibly to an Anglo Saxon Royal Queen, was also uncovered in superb condition.
Seebold wonders whether a bracteate found in 1907 in the Frisian village of Hitsum has a runic inscription in Frisian or in Low Franconian.
The hermaphroditic flowers, blooming in May-July, are arranged in a bracteate dichasium, with pollinations performed by many insect species (Hovsgaard and Vejsnaes 1990).
The celestial connotations of flax-spinning appear to be present on a bracteate, or magical medallion, found in southwest Germany.
The inflorescence is an elongate, bracteate, rarely branched, terminal thryse, 1-2.5 dm long, with involucres (4-) 5-7 mm tall.
More precisely, a hoard that was discovered during field work in 1934 in the Kannungs village, Hellvi parish in north-east Gotland included coins, silver bars, fragmented and whole ornaments (tpq 1025-1030), and also a fragile ornament that Marten Stenberger called a bracteate pendant (Stenberger 1947, No.
In Baxteria, flowers are terminal on short bracteate peduncles that occur singly in leaf axils.
Branches spreading at 15[degrees]-30[degrees] form the main axis, each with a 4-6 mm long, naked or 1 bracteate peduncle, each 5 to 10-flowered.