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A small or secondary spike, characteristic of grasses and sedges, bearing one or more florets and usually subtended by one or two bracts.
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1. (Botany) botany the unit of a grass inflorescence, typically consisting of two bracts (glumes) surrounding one or more florets, each of which is itself surrounded by two bracts. See lemma1, palea
2. (Botany) the small inflorescence of plants of other families, esp the sedges
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a small or secondary spike.
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|Noun||1.||spikelet - a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf|
aculeus - a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
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