Spikelet
Spikelet Spike"let, n. (Bot.) A small or secondary spike; especially, one of the ultimate parts of the in florescence of grasses. See Illust. of {Quaking grass}. [1913 Webster]

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  • spikelet — [spīk′lit] n. a small spike; esp., an individual unit of a flower cluster of a grass …   English World dictionary

  • spikelet — varputė statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Atskira sudedamoji varpos dalis. atitikmenys: angl. spikelet rus. колосок …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • spikelet — noun Date: 1793 a small or secondary spike; specifically one of the small few flowered bracted spikes that make up the compound inflorescence of a grass or sedge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spikelet — /spuyk lit/, n. Bot. a small or secondary spike in grasses; one of the flower clusters, the unit of inflorescence, consisting of two or more flowers and subtended by one or more glumes variously disposed around a common axis. [1785 95; SPIKE2 +… …   Universalium

  • spikelet — noun A small, or secondary spike, especially one of many in the inflorescence of a grass or sedge …   Wiktionary

  • spikelet — noun Botany the basic unit of a grass flower, consisting of two glumes or outer bracts at the base and one or more florets above …   English new terms dictionary

  • spikelet — spike·let …   English syllables

  • spikelet — spike•let [[t]ˈspaɪk lɪt[/t]] n. bot a small or secondary spike • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • spikelet — /ˈspaɪklət/ (say spuykluht) noun Botany 1. a small or secondary spike in grasses; one of the flower clusters; the unit of inflorescence (consisting of two or more flowers and subtended by one or more glumes disposed around one axis). 2. a small… …   Australian English dictionary

  • spikelet — The unit of inflorescence in grasses, made up of a small group of florets …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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