Definition of Cortaderia
1. Noun. Tall ornamental grasses of South America and New Zealand and New Guinea: pampas grass.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Cortaderia Selloana, Pampas Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cortaderia
Literary usage of Cortaderia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Uva Grass should be tried in southern gardens, as also another plant said by critics to be far more beautiful than either, namely, cortaderia ..."
2. How to Make a Flower Garden: A Manual of Practical Information and Suggestions by Wilhelm Miller (1903)
"Miscanthus Sinensis, var. zebrinus. Pampas Grass, cortaderia argentea. Pandanus utilis. Shrubs and trees for porch decoration—Continued ..."
3. A Manual of Farm Grasses by Albert Spear Hitchcock (1921)
"Pampas Grass (cortaderia argentea (Nees) Stapf).— This resembles plume grass in having a large cluster of long narrow leaves. The flower stalk rises to a ..."
4. Contributions to the Paleobotany of Peru, Bolivia and Chile: Five Papers by Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"... River (upper limit 4000 meters), the Chusquea (Bambuseae) of the Chaco country of eastern Bolivia (upper limit of 3500 meters), and the cortaderia ..."