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spikelet

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noun spike·let \ˈspī-klət\

Definition of spikelet

  1. :  a small or secondary spike; specifically :  one of the small few-flowered bracted spikes that make up the compound inflorescence of a grass or sedge



1793

First Known Use of spikelet

1793


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