from The Century Dictionary.
- Without awns or beard.
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- adjective Without awns or beard.
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- adjective Without
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- adjective lacking or having only very short awns
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In North Dakota, an awnless type has been released for forage use.
Spikes panicled, filiform, spikelets very minute one-or more-flowered, glumes awnless.
Spikelets 3 - to 6-flowered, densely crowded, awnless.
The _first glume_ in the awnless spikelets is coriaceous, oblong, cuneate, very sparsely hairy or glabrous, shorter than the second glume, 7-nerved, 5-toothed at the apex, two teeth being broader and shorter and three sharper and longer.
There are usually six _glumes_ in a spikelet and very rarely five or seven glumes; of these the first two _glumes_ are hyaline, empty, awnless; the third is flower-bearing and the rest empty, thinly coriaceous and awned.
The first glume is coriaceous, oblong or lanceolate, convex more or less, marginally winged above the middle, truncate or two-cuspidate at the apex and awnless.
The solitary flowering glume is chartaceous, awnless, 3 - to
The pedicelled spikelets are usually smaller than the sessile and have three or four glumes and are awnless.
The _sessile spikelets_ are all female and awned, except the few lower which are male and awnless, 1/4 inch long.
The _lower spikelets_ at the very base of the inflorescence are awnless and contain only two male flowers, whereas those above in the inflorescence are awned and contain one male flower and one hermaphrodite or female flower.