Meaning of prophyll in English:

prophyll

Pronunciation /ˈprəʊfɪl/

noun

Botany
  • 1The first leaf, or either of the first two leaves, on a lateral shoot, distinguishable (often smaller) in shape and form from later leaves.

    Among the various types of prophyll are the bracteoles on pedicels and the paleae of grasses.

  • 2rare

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From pro- + -phyll.