Definition of Agropyron
1. Noun. Perennial grasses of temperate and cool regions: wheatgrass; dog grass.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Wheat-grass, Wheatgrass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agropyron
Literary usage of Agropyron
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Soil Alkali: Its Origin, Nature, and Treatment by Franklin Stewart Harris (1920)
"Western wheat grass (agropyron) may be regarded as one of the most resistant ... Japanese wheat grass (agropyron japonicum) was found by Loughridge in ..."
2. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"WESTERN WHEAT-GRASS (agropyron occidentale) 259. Western wheat-grass is also known as blue-stem, blue-joint and Colorado blue-stem in ..."
3. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1894)
"agropyron caninum unilaterale (Cassidy) Vasey, Contrib. US Nat. Herb. I : 279 (1893). ... 146 (1812). Triticum repens L. Sp. PI. 86 (1753). 562. agropyron ..."