glume

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noun \ˈglüm\

Definition of glume

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

Origin and Etymology 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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