Definition of Cenchrus
1. Noun. A genus of grasses of the family Gramineae that have burs.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Bur Grass, Burgrass, Cenchrus Tribuloides, Field Sandbur, Sandbur, Sandspur
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cenchrus
Literary usage of Cenchrus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"cenchrus echinatus. BHOT. This word, according to Latham, under the appellations of Suit in .... cenchrus ..."
2. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1843)
"... as it is not uncommon in collections from tropical Asia. Friendly Islands, Mr. Barclay. Setaria glauca, Beauv. Amboyna, Mr. Barclay. cenchrus ..."