Complete Definition of "ligule"

English
Etymology
From L. ligula, diminutive of liga

Noun
en-noun

  1. A strap-shaped structure.
  2. botany A portion of a leaf found at the base of the petiole, when present.
  3. botany In many grasses (Poaceae) and some sedges (Cyperaceae), the membranous appendage or ring of hairs projecting from the inner side of a leaf at the junction between the blade and the sheath.

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