Glossary of Botanical Terms

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Baccate.   Berry-like.
BarbellateFurnished with minute barbs.
Baxifixed.  Attached by the base.
Berry.  A fruit with pericarp wholly pulpy.
Bilabiate.  With two lips.
Bipinnate.  Twice pinnate.
Bipinnatifid.  Twice pinnatifid.
Blade.  The flat expanded part of a leaf.
Bract.  A leaf, usually small, subtending a flower or flower-cluster, or a sporange.
Bracteate.  With bracts.
Bracteolate.  Having bractlets.
Bractlet.  A secondary bract, borne on a pedicel, or immediately beneath a flower; sometimes applied to minute bracts.
Bulb.  A bud with fleshy scales, usually subterranean.
Bulblet.  A small bulb, especially those borne on leaves, or in their axils.
Bulbous.  Similar to a bulb; bearing bulbs.

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Volume 1, page xvii - Nathanie1 L. Britton amd Addison Lord Brown,
An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada, and the British Possessions from Newfoundland to the Parallel of the Southern Boundary of Virginia, and from the Atlantic Ocean Westward to the 102d Meridian, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913

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