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Meaning of spikelet

spike•let

Pronunciation: (spīk'lit), [key]
— n. Bot.
  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 variously disposed around a common axis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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