Definitions for "Cataphyll"
Keywords:  bud, leaf, phyll, perennating, cycads
a leaf modified to protect a dormant bud.
n. (L. from cata, and -phyll) any rudimentary leaf, as a bud scale, preceding the true foliage leaves.
a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development