Definition of Arundo donax

1. Noun. Large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery panicles.

Exact synonyms: Giant Reed
Group relationships: Arundo, Genus Arundo
Generic synonyms: Reed



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arundo Donax

Arubans
Arubian
Arubians
Arulo
Arum maculatum
Arum palaestinum
Arunachal Pradesh
Arundel
Arundelian
Arundhati
Arundinaria
Arundinaria gigantea
Arundinaria tecta
Arundo
Arundo conspicua
Arundo donax
Arundo richardii
Arunim
Arunta
Aruru
Arvak
Arvaker
Arvanitic
Arvanitika
Arvanitika Albanian
Arverni
Arvicola
Arvicola amphibius
Arwel
Aryan

Literary usage of Arundo donax

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1. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"... we may conjecture that in these passages a species of arundo was referred to, such as Arundo phragmites, the common reed, or arundo donax. ..."

2. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"(arundo donax. Linn.) " The reeds and flags shall wither.''—ISA. xix. ti JHE Hebrew word kaneh and the Greek kalamos have been translated " reed" in the ..."

3. Plants of the Holy Land: With Their Fruits and Flowers, Beautifully by Henry Stafford Osborn (1861)
"... arundo donax. HE word " kaneh," translated " reed" in the original, seems to refer to that botanical variety the name of which we have placed at the ..."

4. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"They like rich soil and plenty of water in dry weather. arundo donax VARIEGATA—4 to 8 feet.—This plant has been truthfully described as ..."

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