glumaceous

glumaceous

[gloo-mey-shuhs]
adjective Botany.
1.
glumelike; chaffy.
2.
consisting of or having glumes.

Origin:
1820–30; glume + -aceous

subglumaceous, adjective
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glume (ɡluːm)
 
n
1.  botany one of a pair of dry membranous bracts at the base of the spikelet of grasses
2.  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]
 
glu'maceous
 
adj
 
'glumelike
 
adj

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