glume

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gluma (husk of grain). The root can also be seen in glubere (to peel).

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Noun[edit]

glume (plural glumes)

  1. (botany) A basal, membranous, outer sterile husk or bract in the flowers of grasses (Poaceae) and sedges (Cyperaceae).
    • 1789, Erasmus Darwin, The Loves of the Plants, J. Johnson, p. 9:
      [T]he glume in some alpine grasses, and the scales of the ament in the salix rosea, rose-willow, grow into leaves; and produce other kinds of monsters.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

glume f (plural glumes)

  1. glume

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

glume f

  1. plural of gluma

Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

glume f

  1. indefinite plural of glumă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of glumă