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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.awnless - lacking or having only very short awnsawnless - lacking or having only very short awns; "awnless bromegrass"
awned, awny - having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses; "awned wheatgrass"
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Weeds targeted in the survey include common sowthistle, fleabane, wild turnip, African turnip weed, wild oats, feathertop Rhodes grass, awnless barnyard grass, sweet summer grass, liverseed grass, windmill grass, annual ryegrass, wild oats and Brassica species.
Pistillate scale apices: awnless or short-awned (0), long-awned (1).
Bowers is an awnless six-rowed barley developed by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station and released in 1979.
Glyphosate resistance had already been confirmed in populations of awnless barnyard grass in NSW in 2007 and annual ryegrass in Victoria in 1996.
The rogued variant plants were taller in height (10-15 cm) or were awnless with red chaff.
Lindsay A Brown, 28, of Ambleside Avenue, pounds 170; Natasha L Wanless, 19, of Awnless Court, pounds 170
Mr Michael Graham, prosecuting, said Calvert had been drinking heavily before the incident at the victims' home in Awnless Court, South Shields, just a hundred yards away from his own home.
The javanica varieties of rice are tropical and native to Indonesia, and there are awned (bulu) and awnless (gundil) varieties.
Germplasm was also characterized for presence of awn, within germplasm 5 accessions were awnless,68 percent of the accessions had dense awn, while remaining had low density of awn.