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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.
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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).
In a study of disomic addition lines of group 2 chromosome in Chinese spring (awnless) showed awned phenotype (Dvorak 1980; Friebe et al.
Three cultivated rice genotype (IRGA 417, EEA 406, and a hybrid) and two weedy red rice biotypes (awned yellow-hull and awned black-hull) were used in this study IRGA 417 is a modern short, early, indica type cultivar developed by the Instituto Rio Grandense do Arroz (IRGA) well adapted and currently grown in Rio Grande do Sul State, with high yield and excellent milling and cooking properties whereas EEA 406 is an old, tall, late, japonica type cultivar also developed by IRGA and cultivated in the Rio Grande do Sul State in the 60's and 70's.
Barley comes in hulled or awned and hulless, or unawned, varieties.
Correction of deformation in these patients was carried out with application of double-sided (frame) tool systems, influencing deformation on both sides from awned islets with rigid fixation of hooks to hinges and derotation possibility.
Steyr Motors results from the restructure, in 2001, of what was once upon a time known as Steyr-Werke and later Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge (now awned by General Dynamics).
2d) is awned and the lemma and palea were covered by spiny trichomes and lignified papillae, and the apiculus presented abundant large prickle trichomes in the distal end of the palea (Fig.