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glume


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glume  \Glume\,  n.  [L.  gluma  hull,  husk,  fr  glubere  to  bark  or 
  peel:  cf  F.  glume  or  gloume.]  (Bot.) 
  The  bracteal  covering  of  the  flowers  or  seeds  of  grain  and 
  grasses;  esp.,  an  outer  husk  or  bract  of  a  spikelt.  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glume 
  n  :  small  dry  membranous  bract  found  in  inflorescences  of 
  Gramineae  and  Cyperaceae 




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