ocrea

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See also: Ocrea and ocréa

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From Latin ocrea (greave, legging)

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ocrea (plural ocreas or ocreae)

  1. (botany) A sheath around a plant stem forming from the stipule of a leaf and extending above the point of insertion of the leaf.

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  • A leaf sheath typically does not fully encase the stem, and may also form around an axillary organ such as a bud.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mediocris, Ancient Greek ὄκρις (ókris, prominence)

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Noun[edit]

ocrea f (genitive ocreae); first declension

  1. A greave or legging worn to protect the shin, especially by soldiers.

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ocrea ocreae
genitive ocreae ocreārum
dative ocreae ocreīs
accusative ocream ocreās
ablative ocreā ocreīs
vocative ocrea ocreae

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