a thin, membranous outgrowth from the base of the blade of most grasses.
a strap-shaped corolla, as in the ray flowers of the head of certain composite plants.
Origin of ligule
< Latin ligula;
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a membranous outgrowth at the junction between the leaf blade and sheath in many grasses and sedges
a strap-shaped corolla, such as that of a ray floret in the daisy
Word Origin for ligule
C19: via French, from Latin ligula strap, variant of lingula, from lingua tongue
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A straplike structure, such as the long flattened lobe of the corolla of a ray flower or a membranous or hairy appendage between the sheath and blade of a grass leaf.
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