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in·vo·lu·cre

 (ĭn′və-lo͞o′kər)
n.
A group of one or more whorls of bracts beneath a flower or flower cluster.

[French, from Latin involūcrum, wrapper, envelope; see involucrum.]

in′vo·lu′cral (-krəl), in′vo·lu′crate (-krĭt, -krāt′) adj.
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Adj.1.involucrate - having an involucre
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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