invite earnestly or solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or demand by invocation; to implore; as, to invoke the Supreme Being, or to invoke His and blessing.

Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, . . .
Invoke his warlike spirit.

(In*vol"u*cel) n. [Dim. of involucre, or involucrum: cf. F. involucelle.] (Bot.) A partial, secondary, or small involucre. See Illust. of Involucre.

(In`vo*lu"cel*late) a. (Bot.) Furnished with involucels.

(||In`vo*lu*cel"lum) n.; pl. Involucella [NL.] See Involucel.

(In`vo*lu"cral) a. [Cf. F. involucral.] Pertaining to, possessing, or like, an involucrum.

(In`vo*lu"crate In`vo*lu"cra*ted) a. (Bot.) Having an involucre; involucred.

(In"vo*lu`cre) n. [L. involucrum a covering, wrapper, fr. involvere to wrap up, envelop: cf. F. involucre. See Involve.] (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.

(In"vo*lu`cred) a. (Bot.) Having an involucre, as umbels, heads, etc. Martyn.

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