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[ok-ree-uh] /ˈɒk ri ə/

noun, plural ochreae
[ok-ree-ee] /ˈɒk riˌi/ (Show IPA)
noun (pl) -reae (-rɪˌiː)
a cup-shaped structure that sheathes the stems of certain plants, formed from united stipules or leaf bases


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