Spikelet meaning

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A small or secondary spike, characteristic of grasses and sedges, bearing one or more florets and usually subtended by one or two bracts.
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A small spike; esp., an individual unit of a flower cluster of a grass.
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A small spike, especially one that is part of the characteristic inflorescence of grasses and sedges. A grass spikelet consists of one or more florets (reduced flowers). Each floret contains a pistil and stamens and is enclosed by two bracts, the lemma and the palea. At the base of the entire spikelet are two additional scalelike bracts, the glumes.
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(botany) A small, or secondary spike, especially one of many in the inflorescence of a grass or sedge.
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