Definition of Ligules

1. Noun. (plural of ligule) ¹



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Definition of Ligules

1. ligule [n] - See also: ligule

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ligules

lignums
ligroin
ligroine
ligroines
ligroins
ligs
ligula
ligulae
ligular
ligularia
ligularias
ligulas
ligulate
ligulated
ligule
ligules (current term)
liguliflorous
liguloid
ligure
ligures
ligustrin
ligustrum
ligustrums
lii
liii
lik't
likabilities
likability
likable
likableness

Literary usage of Ligules

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1. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... or more long : ligules 3 to 6 lines long : style-branches with ovate tips. ... obtuse, abruptly contracted into the petiole: ligules shorter than the ..."

2. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"ovate; rays as many or fewer, with oval ligules shorter than the width of the disk : pappus of about 4 slender awns and as many or more numerous very small ..."

3. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1878)
"... ligules hairy at the Subalpine regions of N. England and Scotland, ascending to ... bracts appressed obtuse, ligules glabrous, style livid or yellow, ..."

4. Manual of the Botany (Phænogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"Stems from a thick creeping rootstock, 2 to 4 feet high, 2-edged : leaves usually broad, the sheaths without ligules : heads numerous, brownish, ..."

5. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"VI STIPULES, ligules, STIPELS i. ORIGIN AND FUNCTION OF THE STIPULES. The expression stipule was made use of by the older authors in no very sharply limited ..."

6. A Natural History of British Grasses by Edward Joseph Lowe (1864)
"... having a lengthy decurrent membranous ligule at its apex; the other ligules more blunt. Joints smooth and purple. Leaves broad, pale green, acute, flat, ..."

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