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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vo·lu·cre /ˈɪnvəˌlukɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vo·lu·cre n.  Bot. (a) A whorl or set of bracts around a flower, umbel, or head. (b) A continuous marginal covering of sporangia, in certain ferns, as in the common brake, or the cup-shaped processes of the filmy ferns. (c) The peridium or volva of certain fungi. Called also involucrum.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a highly conspicuous bract or bract pair or ring of bracts
          at the base of an inflorescence
      [also: involucra (pl)]