Definition of Andropogon

1. Noun. Tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions.




Definition of Andropogon

1. n. A very large and important genus of grasses, found in nearly all parts of the world. It includes the lemon grass of Ceylon and the beard grass, or broom sedge, of the United States. The principal subgenus is Sorghum, including A. sorghum and A. halepensis, from which have been derived the Chinese sugar cane, the Johnson grass, the Aleppo grass, the broom corn, and the durra, or Indian millet. Several East Indian species, as A. nardus and A. schœnanthus, yield fragrant oils, used in perfumery.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Andropogon

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Andrews
Andricus
Andrina
Andromeda
Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda galaxy
Andromeda glaucophylla
Andromeda polifolia
Andropogon
Andropogon furcatus
Andropogon gerardii
Andropogon scoparius
Andropogon virginicus
Andros
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Andvari
Andy
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Aneides
Aneides lugubris
Aneityum
Anel
Anel's method

Literary usage of Andropogon

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1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"It is true Hackel considered that there was but one botanical species involved, namely, andropogon sorghum, but consisting of two subspecies, ..."

2. List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta Growing Without Cultivation in by Botanical Club (1894)
"Cat. NY 67 (1888). Cinna glomerata Walt. Fl. Car. 59 (1788). andropogon ... andropogon fur c atus Muhl.; Willd. Sp. 4: 919 (1806). 248. andropogon ..."

3. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"andropogon L. BEARD-GRASS. Racemes singly disposed; apex of the rachilla internodes ... andropogon VIRGINICUS LM p. 70. Dry or moist fields. Late summer. 5. ..."

4. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"CHAPTER XIII SORGHUMS SORGHUM (andropogon sorghum) THE numerous varieties of sorghum are cultivated in the Old World for three distinct purposes ; namely, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"9), cracks in the exposed granite filled with growing andropogon virginiana (Fig. 4), a broken, scaly, cracking, wavy surface, all tell a tale of dynamics ..."

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