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1. A leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored, and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence.
2. A modified leaf that arises from the stem at the point where the flower or flower cluster develops.

Although often green and inconspicuous, bracts may sometimes be large and brightly colored, as in a poinsettia.

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(Latin: thin plate)