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awn

any of the bristles growing from the spikelets of certain grasses, including cereals

awn

[ȯn]
(botany)
Any of the bristles at the ends of glumes or bracts on the spikelets of oats, barley, and some wheat and grasses. Also known as beard.
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Each head was scored for the number of awned achenes (A) and the number of central achenes (C).
Perigynia less than 20 per spike, trigonous, opaque; pistillate scales whitish, awned 3.
Peroxidase activity in hooded and awned barley at successive stages of development.
Awned Graceful Sedge, Davis' Sedge; C = 3; BSUH 16896; 16555, 16553.
Spikes are awned with glabrous glumes that are white at maturity.
Aegilops glumes are coriaceous, rounded on the back (no distinct keel present, as in the case of Triticum), toothed and/or 1 to 5 awned.
Paul is an awned, white-chaffed, medium to late maturity semidwarf hard red winter wheat.
Genou is an awned, white-chaffed, medium maturity, solid-stem hard red winter wheat.