glume

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glume

noun \ˈglüm\

Definition of GLUME

:  a chaffy bract; specifically :  either of two empty bracts at the base of the spikelet in grasses

Origin of GLUME

New Latin gluma, from Latin, hull, husk; akin to Latin glubere to peel — more at cleave
First Known Use: 1789

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