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awn

 (ôn)
n. Botany
A slender bristle, especially one at the tip of a glume or lemma in a grass spikelet.

[Middle English awne, from Old Norse ögn or from Old English agen; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

awned adj.
awn′less adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.awned - having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grassesawned - having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses; "awned wheatgrass"
awnless - lacking or having only very short awns; "awnless bromegrass"
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Weedy rice seeds variants, collected from several commercial farms in Kedah were labelled as C1 (close panicle), C2 (partly short awned, open panicle), C3 (close panicle), C4 (partly short awned, close panicle) and C5 (partly long awned, close panicle).
Barley comes in hulled or awned and hulless, or unawned, varieties.