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Definition of "involucre" [in•vo•lu•cre]

  • A series of bracts beneath or around a flower or flower cluster. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "involucre" in a sentence
  • "In this way they form a kind of involucre around the central parts."
  • "The involucre-scales are sometimes delicately rose-coloured."
  • "¿Por qué el doctor José Vicente Rangel no tiene nada que lo involucre en los hechos que ocurrieron el 11 de abril cuando todos sabemos cual fue su actuación?..."
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