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.
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of ochrea in:
- The US English dictionary