from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A slender bristle, especially one at the tip of a glume or lemma in a grass spikelet.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, a bristle-shaped terminal or dorsal appendage, such as the beard of wheat, barley, and many grasses.
- An obsolete or dialectal form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The bristle or beard of barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any similar bristlelike appendage; arista.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
bristleor beardof barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any similar bristlelike appendage; arista.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The _fourth glume_ is the linear, hyaline, 3-nerved base of the awn; the _awn_ is 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches and bent at about the middle.
*puts awn hat wiv corkz, getz owt geetar, fynds stump tu sit awn*
*gigglolz…owchi…gigglolz* teh lazt tin ai wud beh wantins rite at teh moment Aiz in rite neow tuday dis sekund ob teh caterday aberturnoon rite neow iz anyfing with the furmentedness *holds awn tu hur heds an putz the sungoggehbglasses awn*
Teh kitteez heer in Victoria, OZ, hab tu wair a tag awn a kollar, hab a chip in teh skin, hab a tattuu in teh eer adn arnt allowd owt at nite !
She still carried her teef home inna hanky wiv her name awn, ob corse.
June 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm yu bii postun dat won wif eh tag awn teh faisbuk, aifinkso…
Can ai has ur awto…orter…ottur…. can u rite ur name awn dis pees of paper plz?
I klikked awn mah bloo name awn Who be talkin an it sed URL nawt valid or sumfink lyke dat.
The two lateral lobes are narrower, sometimes linear, and are often prolonged into an awn, which is generally turned away from the center of the spike.
The long awn, which is around 7 times as long as the lemma, is attached to the top of the lemma.