Definition of Family gramineae
1. Noun. The grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Graminales, Order Graminales
Member holonyms: Graminaceous Plant, Gramineous Plant, Aegilops, Genus Aegilops, Agropyron, Genus Agropyron, Agrostis, Genus Agrostis, Alopecurus, Genus Alopecurus, Andropogon, Genus Andropogon, Arrhenatherum, Genus Arrhenatherum, Arundo, Genus Arundo, Avena, Genus Avena, Bromus, Genus Bromus, Bouteloua, Genus Bouteloua, Buchloe, Genus Buchloe, Cenchrus, Genus Cenchrus, Chloris, Genus Chloris, Cortaderia, Genus Cortaderia, Cynodon, Genus Cynodon, Dactylis, Genus Dactylis, Dactyloctenium, Genus Dactyloctenium, Digitaria, Genus Digitaria, Echinochloa, Genus Echinochloa, Eleusine, Genus Eleusine, Elymus, Genus Elymus, Eragrostis, Genus Eragrostis, Erianthus, Genus Erianthus, Festuca, Genus Festuca, Genus Glyceria, Glyceria, Genus Holcus, Holcus, Genus Hordeum, Hordeum, Genus Leymus, Leymus, Genus Lolium, Lolium, Genus Muhlenbergia, Muhlenbergia, Genus Oryza, Oryza, Genus Oryzopsis, Oryzopsis, Genus Panicum, Panicum, Genus Paspalum, Genus Pennisetum, Pennisetum, Genus Phalaris, Phalaris, Genus Phleum, Phleum, Genus Phragmites, Phragmites, Genus Poa, Poa, Meadow Grass, Meadowgrass, Genus Saccharum, Saccharum, Genus Schizachyrium, Schizachyrium, Genus Secale, Secale, Genus Setaria, Setaria, Millet, Genus Sorghum, Sorghum, Genus Spartina, Spartina, Genus Sporobolus, Sporobolus, Genus Stenotaphrum, Stenotaphrum, Genus Triticum, Triticum, Genus Zea, Zea, Genus Zizania, Zizania, Genus Zoisia, Genus Zoysia, Zoisia, Bambuseae, Tribe Bambuseae
Specialized synonyms: Calamagrostis, Genus Calamagrostis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Gramineae
Literary usage of Family gramineae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"Gramineae: Cultivated members of the grass family (Gramineae) include the cereals, fodder grasses, ... Grass: Any member of the botanical family Gramineae. ..."
2. The Forage and Fiber Crops in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1907)
"Under the above designation will occur a discussion of certain perennial species of the grass family (Gramineae) which are cultivated chiefly for hay, ..."
3. Lessons in Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1900)
"As a representative of the grass family (gramineae) one may take the oat plant, which is widely cultivated, and also can be grown oat showing moved showing ..."
4. The Town of St. Johnsbury, Vt.: A Review of One Hundred Twenty-five Years to by Edward Taylor Fairbanks (1914)
"... Robert Ginseng Family Araliaceae Ginseng Dwarf Sarsaparilla Spikenard Gourd Family Cucurbitaceae Wild Balsam-Apple Grass family gramineae Barnyard Grass ..."
5. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The grass family (Gramineae), the grasses and grains. The sedge family (Cyperaceae), the sedges. 1193. ..."
6. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Grass Family (Gramineae). — The Grasses constitute one of the largest families of Angiosperms* and are widely distributed ..."