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Meaning of bracteate

brac•te•ate

Pronunciation: (brak'tē-it, -āt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having bracts.
—n.
  1. a thin coin, struck only on one face, the pattern of which shows through on the reverse face.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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