lemma etymology

English word lemma comes from Ancient Greek λέπω

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word lemma. Currently you are viewing the etymology of lemma with the meaning: (Noun) (botany) One of the specialized bracts around the floret in grasses.. (botany) The outer shell of a fruit or similar body.(botany) One of the specialized bracts around the floret in grasses.. (botany) The outer shell of a fruit or similar body

Detailed word origin of lemma

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
λέπω Ancient Greek (grc)
λέμμα Ancient Greek (grc)
lemma English (eng) (botany) One of the specialized bracts around the floret in grasses.. (botany) The outer shell of a fruit or similar body.

Words with the same origin as lemma

Descendants of λέπω
Lepidoptera lepal leper lepidic lepido- lepidocrocite lepidolite lepidophagy lepidopterism lepidopterological lepidopterologist lepidotrichia leprous