from The Century Dictionary.
- Boat-shaped; longer than broad, convex, and keeled like the bottom of a boat: applied to the elytra and other parts of insects, to seeds and leaves of plants, diatoms, and spores of fungi, and also to a bone of the foot usually called the scaphoid bone. See
scaphoid. Also cymbæform.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Shaped like a boat; (Bot.) elongated and having the upper surface decidedly concave, as the glumes of many grasses.
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- adjective Shaped like a
- adjective botany Elongated and having the upper surface decidedly
concave, as in the glumesof many grasses.
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The _second glume_ is cymbiform, compressed laterally, with a dorsal hyaline ciliate wing to the keel, 5 - to
Spathes are 1/8 to 1/3 inch long, sessile or pedicellate, green, cymbiform, with subulate tips.
The _second glume_ is lanceolate, cymbiform, acute or acuminate, 3-nerved, margins hyaline, ciliate, as long as the first chartaceous and the keel with a serrulate wing above the middle.