spathe

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From Latin spatha, from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, blade).

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spathe (plural spathes)

  1. (botany) A large bract that envelops or subtends a whole inflorescence, typically a spadix.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin spatha, from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē). Doublet of épée, which was inherited.

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spathe f (plural spathes)

  1. (botany) spathe

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