from The Century Dictionary.
- Egg-shaped and tapering to a point.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having an ovate form, but narrowed at the end into a slender point.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The _first glume_ is about 1/10 inch long, ovate-acuminate, very thin, hyaline, nerveless or rarely 1-nerved.