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.
(botany) the unit of a grass inflorescence, typically consisting of two bracts (glumes) surrounding one or more florets, each of which is itself surrounded by two bracts See lemma1 , palea
the small inflorescence of plants of other families, esp the sedges
A small spike, especially one that is part of the characteristic inflorescence of grasses and sedges. A grass spikelet consists of one or more florets (reduced flowers). Each floret contains a pistil and stamens and is enclosed by two bracts, the lemma and the palea. At the base of the entire spikelet are two additional scalelike bracts, the glumes.
noun 1. any of numerous plants of the genus Selaginella, allied to and resembling the club mosses.
noun 1. an aromatic, Indian plant, Nardostachys jatamansi, of the valerian family, believed to be the nard of the ancients. 2. an aromatic substance used by the ancients, supposed to be obtained from this plant. 3. any of various other plants, especially an American plant, Aralia racemosa, of the ginseng family, having an aromatic root. […]
- Spike potential
spike potential n. The main wave in the action potential of a nerve that is followed by negative and positive afterpotentials.
noun 1. a pointed, perforated tube connected to a garden hose, pushed into the soil for deep watering. 2. Volleyball. a player who spikes the ball.