noun (plural ochreas or ochreae /ˈɒkrɪiː/)Botany
A dry sheath round a stem formed by the cohesion of two or more stipules, characteristic of the dock family.
- The plant has the characteristic ochrea of the buckwheat family at the junction of the petiole and stem.
- The ochrea in this species are ciliate (with a fringe of hairs) along their margin.
Mid 19th century: from Latin, literally 'protective legging'.
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