lemma

Primary Meanings of lemma

1.
n
a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
2.
n
the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry
3.
n
the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
Full Definitions of lemma
1

n a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition

Type of:
proposition
(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
2

n the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry

Type of:
head, header, heading
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
3

n the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae

Synonyms:
flowering glume
Type of:
glume
small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae

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