|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]|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|glume (glm) Pronunciation Key
One of the two chaffy bracts at the base of a grass spikelet.