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[gloo-mey-shuh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. glumelike; chaffy.
  2. consisting of or having glumes.
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Origin of glumaceous

First recorded in 1820–30; glume + -aceous
Related formssub·glu·ma·ceous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for glumaceous

Historical Examples of glumaceous

  • Perianth not glumaceous or chaffy; flowers not in dense heads.

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States

    Asa Gray

  • Various interpretations have been given to these glumaceous organs and different terms employed for them by various writers.