Glume meaning

glo͝om
A bract, usually one of two, at the base of a grass spikelet.
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(botany) A basal, membranous, outer sterile husk or bract in the flowers of grasses (Poaceae) and sedges (Cyperaceae)
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A bract in a sedge spikelet, usually subtending a floret.
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Either of the two empty sterile bracts at the base of a grass spikelet, or a similar structure on the spikelets of sedges.
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One of the two chaffy bracts at the base of a grass spikelet.
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Origin of glume

  • Latin glūma husk gleubh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The term comes from the Latin gluma, meaning "husk of grain". It can also be seen in the French verb, glubere meaning "to peel".

    From Wiktionary