from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A bract, usually one of two, at the base of a grass spikelet.
- noun A bract in a sedge spikelet, usually subtending a floret.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A chaffy bract or bractlet characterizing the inflorescence of grasses, sedges, and other Glumaceæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The bracteal covering of the flowers or seeds of grain and grasses; esp., an outer husk or bract of a spikelet.
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- noun botany a basal, membranous, outer sterile husk or
bractin the flowers of grasses (Poaceae) and sedges (Cyperaceae)
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- noun small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The second glume is shorter than the third, membranous, 3 - to 5-nerved, rarely wanting.
The callus of the third glume is short, pointed and villous.
This prolonged rachilla sometimes bears a minute glume, which is of course rudimentary.
It differs from _G. nutans_ in being an annual and in having filiform leaves, bicuspidate third glume which is scabrid all over the back and a fourth glume distinctly tricuspidate at the apex.
A spathe of calyptrous glume involucrumines the perinanthean
Long-glume types with high seed weight are especially promising for increasing seed size.
· The degree to which the glume adheres to the grain.
Evening grain washing preparation of fermentation grain washing preparation of fermentation glume removal glume removal
In one short-season variety, some farmers are selecting for tough outer glumes (the papery coat or bract around the seed) and long awns (the hair-like bristle growing out from the glume) which help protect the grains from birds, a major pest of early rice.
It is a slender grass with digitate spikes, which have much of the habit of _Digitaria_, but which, on account of the absence of the small outer glume existing in that genus, Mr. Keppist, Librarian of the Linnean Society, of London, refers to _Paspalum_.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.