from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having minute cilia.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Covered or provided with minute cilia or ciliola.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The _fifth_, _sixth_ and _seventh glumes_ are obovate-cuneate, 7 - to 9-nerved, paleate, flower-bearing and 3-lobed, the side lobes are acuminate and the central lobe is bifid and dorsally awned; palea is ovate-acute, 2-nerved and ciliolate.
_Ligule_ is membranous, short, very finely ciliolate or not.
The _second glume_ is lanceolate-acuminate, not awned, 3-nerved, margins hyaline, and ciliolate.
The _third glume_ is broadly oblong, hyaline, nerveless or rarely with two obscure veins ciliolate at the margins and acute or acuminate.
The _first glume_ is concave, pale yellow, shining and cartilaginous to about 2/3 its length from the base, and the upper third is membranous, dimidiately ovate; at the back in the cartilaginous portion, there are three to six deep convex smooth ridges running across the glume; the membranous tip is thin and with anastomosing green veins; the margins of this glume are thick, narrowly incurved, ciliolate, and with a narrow wing on the outer margin.
(very rarely 5 - to 7-nerved), clasping at base and margins thinly ciliolate.
_second glume_ is as long as the first, oblong, coriaceous, keeled, with hyaline and ciliolate margins, 1-nerved (sometimes 3-nerved, marginal faint), and with minute prickles on the keel.