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1. A bract, usually one of two, at the base of a grass spikelet.
2. A bract in a sedge spikelet, usually subtending a floret.
glu·ma′ceous (glo͞o-mā′shəs) adj.
1. (Botany) botany one of a pair of dry membranous bracts at the base of the spikelet of grasses
2. (Botany) the bract beneath each flower in a sedge or related plant
[C18: from Latin glūma husk of corn; related to Latin glūbere to remove the bark from]
one of a pair of chafflike bracts enclosing the floral parts of a spikelet in grasses.
[1570–80; < Latin glūma husk enclosing a cereal grain, probably =glūb(ere) to strip the bark from + *-sma n. suffix]
glu•ma•ceous (gluˈmeɪ ʃəs) adj.
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|Noun||1.||glume - small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae|
bract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence