Acrospire

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  • The first shoot developing from the plumule of a germinating grain seed.
    acrospire [ˈækrəˌspaɪə] n.
    1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Botany) the first shoot developing from the plumule of a germinating grain seed such as a grain of barley being malted for the purpose of distilling whisky.
    [from obsolete akerspire, from aker ear2 + spire sprout, spire1; the modern form is influenced by acro-]
    2. A person new to the hobby of Malted Whisky appreciation.

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