glume

Definitions of glume
  1. noun
    small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae
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    types:
    flowering glume, lemma
    the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
    type of:
    bract
    a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
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