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Vocabulary Term Details

Awns

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awn_%28botany%29)

In botany, an awn is either a hair- or bristle-like appendage on a larger structure, or in the case of the Asteraceae, a stiff needle-like element of the pappus. Awns are characteristic of many grasses (Poaceae), where they extend from the lemmas of the florets. (Wikipedia)

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This term is used for the following terms: 
Arista

Approved Date
08-Mar-2013

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