Secale

noun
Se·​ca·​le | \ sə̇ˈkā(ˌ)lē \

Definition of Secale

: a genus of cereal grasses having the 2-flowered spikelets in a dense spike, the lemma tipped with a long awn, and the empty glumes one-nerved — see rye sense 1

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History and Etymology for Secale

New Latin, from Latin, rye

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“Secale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Secale. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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