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- adj. Shaped like a boat.
- adj. Elongated and having the upper surface decidedly concave, as in the glumes of many grasses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like a boat; (Bot.) elongated and having the upper surface decidedly concave, as the glumes of many grasses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
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.