bracteate [brak-tee-it, -eyt] Word Origin adjective

  1. Also brac·te·ose [brak-tee-ohs] /ˈbræk tiˌoʊs/. Botany. having bracts.


  1. a thin coin, struck only on one face, the pattern of which shows through on the reverse face.

Origin of bracteate From the New Latin word bracteātus, dating back to 1835–45. See bract, -ate1 British Dictionary definitions for bracteate bracteate adjective

  1. (of a plant) having bracts


  1. archaeol a fine decorated dish or plate of precious metal

Word Origin for bracteate C19: from Latin bracteātus gold-plated; see bract

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