a bract or pair of bracts, often large and colored, subtending or enclosing a spadix or flower cluster.
a large bract, often coloured, that surrounds the inflorescence of aroid plants and palms
A large, leaflike, often showy bract that encloses a flower cluster or spadix, as in the jack-in-the-pulpit or calla lily.
adjective, Mineralogy. 1. like spar. adjective 1. (of minerals) resembling spar, esp in having good cleavage
[spey-th uh-fil-uh m, -thuh-, spath-uh-] /ˌspeɪ ðəˈfɪl əm, -θə-, ˌspæθ ə-/ noun 1. any of various tropical plants of the genus Spathiphyllum, having a white or green spathe and a spike of fragrant flowers and often cultivated as an ornamental.
adjective 1. spathic. adjective 1. spathaceous.
adjective, Chiefly Botany. 1. spatulate. adjective 1. another word for spatulate (sense 2)