Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having awns: applied to leaves, leaf-stalks, etc., bearing a long rigid spine, as in barley, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Furnished with an awn, or long bristle-shaped tip; bearded.
- adj. having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses
- awn + -ed (Wiktionary)
“Some years back there was a lot of Soissons grown, this is an awned wheat and distinctly different from all other varieties.”
“Other important species at the Jug Bay component include the large flowering partridge pea and the awned mountain mint.”
“The _fourth glume_ is shorter than the third, deeply 2-fid and awned in the cleft, bisexual or female, 3 - to”
“The second glume is narrow lanceolate, longer than the first, 3 - to 5-nerved, hispidly villous dorsally below the middle and on the sides, aristate or awned.”
“The flowering glume is awned, strongly 5-nerved, nerves scabrid and ciliate, the lateral nerves being marginal.”
“Floral glumes narrow or broad, acute, obtuse or minutely 2-toothed and awned, paleate; sterile glumes are small, without palea.”
“Panicle effuse, glumes I and II awned or not; callus naked.”
“The _pedicelled spikelets_ are slightly narrower than the sessile, generally not pitted (though pitted in some plants), and not awned, and each one consists of three glumes only; the pedicel is more than half as long as the sessile spikelets.”
“The fourth glume is often awned or reduced to an awn.”
“The _third glume_ is narrow, convolute, scaberulous, 3-nerved awned with a shortly bearded callus, the awn is three branched articulate to the short column at the base about 3/4 inch long with the middle branch slightly longer than the other two; _palea_ is minute.”
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