Definition of Cynodon
1. Noun. Creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Bahama Grass, Bermuda Grass, Cynodon Dactylon, Devil Grass, Doob, Kweek, Scutch Grass, Star Grass, Cynodon Plectostachyum, Giant Star Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cynodon
Literary usage of Cynodon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1864)
"A black, yellow- edged ocellus at the base of the caudal. ( Vol.) Maraca,bo. 40. cynodon. cynodon, Spix, Pisc. Bras. p. 76; Cuv. Sf Vol. xxii. p. 323. ..."
2. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, F. Lamson-Scribner (1904)
"The Bermuda grass, cynodon Dactylon, is widely naturalized. 1. cynodon DACTYLON. cynodon Dactylon Pers. Syn. Pl. 1: 85. 1805. Watson and Coulter. Gray. Man. ..."
3. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial ...by Edward Balfour by Edward Balfour (1871)
"cynodon DACTYLON. CYNARA CARDUNCULUS, the сат- doon, is similar to the garden artichoke, but grows much higher, though cultivated similarly to the artichoke ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The Oligocène bears are traced back to animals related to cynodon in the Upper Eocene and hypothetically to ..."
5. The Book of Grasses: An Illustrated Guide to the Common Grasses, and the by Mary Francis Baker (1912)
"Ligule composed of soft Bermuda Grass cynodon Dactylon hairs. Leaves i'-2i' long, \"-2" wide. Spikes 3-5, narrow, ¡'-3' long, spreading from the summit of ..."
6. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Several of the most valuable have poor seeding habits, but are easily propagated vegetatively. BERMUDA-GRASS (cynodon ..."