- n. Plural form of awn.
“The callus of the third glume is long, densely silkily hairy with three awns not jointed at the base with the glume; _awns_ about 1 inch or more.”
“The _third glume_ is chartaceous finely scabrid 1/4 to 3/8 inch long excluding the awn, 3-nerved, 3-lobed at the apex and the lobes becoming awns; _awns_ are 1 inch long, the middle one being a little longer.”
“It now has large windows looking out on the pond, with open views in three directions, four bedrooms, a heated swimming pool, landscaped awns, bluestone terraces and a three-car garage.”
“Several areas covered by dense grasses are classified as medium-tall grasslands, with sawgrass and three-awns as major plants.”
“Ai rests wen ai can but ai cant sit awns teh tiem ai can. boring, usual stuffz therapy, bingo, art ceramic payniting, going crayzy….you know…. the usual.”
“Small as are the capitula of this flower, its seeds or achenia are armed with awns having reflexed hooks scarcely visible to the naked eye; it is these that are found so troublesome among the wool.”
“In one short-season variety, some farmers are selecting for tough outer glumes (the papery coat or bract around the seed) and long awns (the hair-like bristle growing out from the glume) which help protect the grains from birds, a major pest of early rice.”
“Only close inspection shows that most of the plants have a covering of soft velvety hairs just below the seed head ( "hairy neck"); long, droopy spikes; and long beards (awns) - a characteristic of rye but of few wheats.”
“Triticales, particularly the complete types (see later), are unattractive to birds because of their tough outer seed husks (glumes) and their long awns (bristles that grow out of glumes).”
“With cereals, physical factors such as the awns of barley or the pasty nature of wheat if ground too fine are more important than chemical toxins.”
Looking for tweets for awns.