one of the characteristic chafflike bracts of the inflorescence of grasses, sedges, etc., especially one of the pair of bracts at the base of a spikelet.
Origin of glume
1570–80; < Latin glūma husk enclosing a cereal grain, probably equivalent to glūb(ere) to strip the bark from + *-sma noun suffixRelated formsglume·like, adjective
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Derived Formsglumaceous, adjectiveglumelike, adjective
botany one of a pair of dry membranous bracts at the base of the spikelet of grasses
the bract beneath each flower in a sedge or related plant
Word Origin for glume
C18: from Latin glūma husk of corn; related to Latin glūbere to remove the bark from
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One of the two chaffy bracts at the base of a grass spikelet.
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