from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the inner chaffy scales of the flowers or spikelets of grasses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The palea of grasses; also, the lodicule or scale at the base of the ovary.


French glumelle, diminutive of glume. (Wiktionary)


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