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Webster 1828 Edition


Glume

GLUME

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Noun.
[L. gluma, from glubo, to bark or peel.]
In botany, the calyx or corol of corn and grasses, formed of valves embracing the seed, often terminated by the arista or beard; the husk or chaff.

Definition 2021


glume

glume

English

Noun

glume (plural glumes)

  1. (botany) a basal, membranous, outer sterile husk or bract in the flowers of grasses (Poaceae) and sedges (Cyperaceae)

Translations


Italian

Noun

glume f

  1. plural of gluma