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[koh-lee-op-til, kol-ee-] /ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tɪl, ˌkɒl i-/

noun, Botany.
(in grasses) the first leaf above the ground, forming a sheath around the stem tip.
a protective sheath around the plumule in grasses
(kō’lē-ŏp’tĭl, kŏl’ē-)
A protective sheath enclosing the shoot tip and embryonic leaves of grasses.


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