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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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In a study of disomic addition lines of group 2 chromosome in Chinese spring (awnless) showed awned phenotype (Dvorak 1980; Friebe et al.1999).
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.
Sessile spikelets perfect, 3-4.1 x 0.8-1 mm, linear-lanceolated, generally awned, callus shortly pubescent, hairs 1-1.5 mm long.
(With both of these grains, the amount of sourdough starter used should be increased slightly, relative to wheat-flour recipes.) Barley comes in hulled or awned and hulless, or unawned, varieties.
Flowers usually unisexual, the plants monoecious; perianth absent; staminate flowers with 1-3 stamens; filaments capillary; anthers narrowly linear, 2-4 mm long, apex usually mucronate or awned; pistillate flowers with one pistil; styles longer than stigmas; stigmas (2) 3, capillary.
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